Out of the BOX – 7

This is our pleasure to welcome you all to the 7th biennial contest and exhibition of TTL “Out of the Box” .

The exhibition starts from 9th November’2018 at Drik Gallery and will be continue up to 11th November’2018 and Gallery will be open every day 3-8 pm .

This year the exhibition will show you unthinkable imagination and creativity into two categories; Singles & Portfolios.

There will be winners including honourable mentions in each category and 1 Grand award for the best of the show sponsored by Sony Alpha Bangladesh.

Below are some Picture from OOB – 7

















With great pleasure, TTL is announcing the Call for Entry for ‘Out of the BOX 7’ photography contest and exhibition. It is designed to contribute to the development of imaging culture by capturing imagery that depicts the ‘Out of the Box’ sense as the key focus. “Out of the box” is an expression that describes non conformal, creative thinking. This is an incredible opportunity for photographers to have the photos exhibited and achieve the recognition in TTL, the biggest photography platform of Bangladesh.


Who may Enter

Any photographer around the world except TTL Management Team is eligible for the contest.


What to enter

There are 2 (Two) entry categories.

  • Category A: Single

People’s lifestyle, Portrait, Street, Documentary, Landscape, Animals, Plants, Geological or Climatologically features, Architecture, Abstract, Composite etc.

  • Category B: Portfolio

A collection of selected photographs intended to illustrate a photographer’s style and range of photography.



TTL Out of the Box-7 Photography contest begins 25th September, 2018 and ends 10th October , 2018. All digital entries must be received through the following email by 10th October, 2018.

oob7single@ttl-online.com (for Single Category)

oob7portfolio@ttl-online.com (for Portfolio Category)

Winners will be announced on 9th November 2018 at Opening and Prize giving ceremony. Winning photographers will be contacted by email or Phone. By submitting a contest entry, each entrant agrees to these Official Contest Rules “Official Rules” and warrants that entry is his/her own work.


 Entry Fee (Non Refundable)

* There will be only Entry Fees (non refundable), no other registration fees after selection.

* Without Entry Fees no photos will be considered for judgement.

500 BDT for Single photo Category ( For 1-5 Photos ) / $10 for Single photo Category ( For 1-5 Photos )

900 BDT for Portfolio Category ( For 1-2 Portfolios ) / $15 for Portfolio Category ( For 1-2 Portfolios )

You can pay the entry fee through the following ways:

  1. Bkash ( Numbers will be provided later )
  2. or Can give it to a TTL representative (Name and phone no of representatives are mentioned below).
  3.  or Pay by Paypal using below option


At first you have to send your pictures through Email and then you have to pay the Entry Fee. Without Entry Fee your picture will not be eligible for contest.



There are various prizes as well as winners will be selected for each category. A Grand Prize is there for the “Best Photo of the year”.

  • OOB Best Photo of the year (Grand Prize): A Sony DSLR Camera
  • Winner of each category: 10000 BDT, Crest and Certificate
  • Runner-up for each category: 7000 BDT, Crest and Certificate
  • 2nd Runner-up for each category: 5000 BDT, Crest and Certificate
  • Honorary Mentions for each category: Crest and Certificate



Date: 9-11 November, 2018

Venue: Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi, Dhaka


 Rules of Entry

  1. A Photographer can participate in all categories or any one category.
  2. Entrants may submit up to a maximum of 5 photos for Single Category.
  3. Entrants may submit up to a maximum of 2 Portfolios for Portfolio Category and each Portfolio must have 5-12 photos.
  4. Entries are only eligible if they include ( Single Category ) :
    1. The entrant’s full name,
    2. Phone number,
    3. Email address and
    4. Country name of the participant in the body part of the email.
  5. Entries are only eligible if they include ( Portfolio Category ) :
    1. The entrant’s full name,
    2. Title of the portfolio,
    3. Description of the portfolio,
    4. Phone number,
    5. Email address and
    6. Country name of the participant in the body part of the email.
  6. Every Photograph should be renamed as follow:

” Participant’s Name_Country_Email address_Contact number_Serial Number ” 

For example : Jewel Paul_ Bangladesh_ jewel.paul@gmail.com_ 0167*****50_1

  1. Borders, Watermarks, signature, logo are strictly prohibited.
  2. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
  3. Please send each category image in a separate e-mail and mention the category name in email subject.
  4. The images can be colour or B&W, but must be at least 300 dpi resolutions, in JPEG format.
  5. Please don’t submit images that were submitted to this same competition in previous years.
  6. Sequence, Numbers of photos, orientation, cropping, colour of the photos in a Portfolio or Single category might be changed as per decision of the judges or curator.
  7. Decisions by the competition judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding their decisions.
  8. The copyright will remain with the photographer and photographs will not be used for any commercial purpose without the consent of the photographer. But TTL may use the submitted images for the exhibition’s promotional purpose.
  9. TTL reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of the competition any time.



The panel of judges selected by Organizer will collectively select the winners. Qualified photos are defined as those completely complying with the Official Rules.

The judges will select the winners based on the following judging criteria: (1) Creativity 50% (2) Photographic quality 25% (3) Relevance to theme 25%.


The Judges are:

1. ISMAIL FERDOUS : He is a Documentary Photographers from Bangladesh working for National Geographic Magazine and The New York Times.

2. ROHIT VOHRA : He is a Leica Ambassador and one of the leading Street Photographers in India and co-founder of the famous APF magazine.

3. SAUD AL FAISAL : He is a Freelance Photographer and the Founder of Through The Lens Bangladesh



TTL Curating Team


Coordinator of the Exhibition

Shudipto Das (01711507894)


Contact Persons for Entry Fees

Shudipto Das (01711507894)

Sharif Ripon (01713426518)

Ekramul Hassan (01671234827)

Anamika Chowdhury (01741589223)

Jewel Paul (01672503850)

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