Nepal in the picture

Arun Chitrakar. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

An organisation working to unite Nepali people residing in Australia has launched a photo competition.
Tarneit man Arun Chitraker, the creative director of Sathi Australia, said the competition was open to people of Nepalese origin, and Nepalese people, who are living in Australia.
Mr Chitraker, a photographer himself, said the competition aimed to give people a chance to showcase their creativity.
He said another aim of the competition was to celebrate Vision Nepal 2020, a campaign run by the Nepalese government to attract more tourists to the country.
Mr Chitraker said that most of entries submitted to the competition so far featured subjects including landscapes, townscapes, portraits and micro-photography.
The competition’s judges will choose 50 photos to be shared on Sathi Australia’s Facebook page in April.
The winning photos will be selected from these, with the competition’s first prize winner to receive $2500, second place $1500 and third $500.
The photo which garners the most shares and likes between April 13 and 24 will be awarded $500.
Twenty-five of the finalists will also have their images exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Tasmania, alongside an additional 25 images showcasing Nepal.
Entries to the competition, of which TWGG Migration and Education is the title sponsor, will close on April 4, see for details.