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A first of its kind Talent Reality show , Mission Covershot is a platform where art, insight and inspiration collide.

The first season of the show captured the journey of eight amateur photographers as they battled it out across Sri Lankan terrain, performing various challenges equipped only with their Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras all in pursuit to get that perfect shot. The participants then showcased their creativity before an esteemed panel of judges, leading Indian director Nagesh Kukunoor and award winning National Geogrpahic American photographer Ami Vitale. Through the 10 episode series, the weak were weeded out, leading upto the Grand Finale in which the 3 strongest & most talented photographers battled it out for a chance at the Big Prize – getting their image on the cover of National Geographic Traveller India.

Mission Covershot Season 1 Winners! 

  1. Nirvair Singh Rai
    • Commisioned by Fabrica, an Italian research centre, to cover the general elections in Punjab on a piece “10 young Indian photographers narrate their own country”
  2. Vinay Panjwani (Runner up)
    • Winner at RF international grand award
    • His works have been a part of a coffee table book on Narendra Modi
    • He has shot a coffee table book on Gujarat police
    • He is an official Nikon Mentor for 2014-15 and conducts workshops
  3. Vicky Roy (Contestant)
    • INK Fellow at MIT Media Lab
    • His works have been a part of a coffee table book on Narendra Modi
    • HOME.STREET.HOME Photo Book published by Nazar Foundation

Nat Geo Mission Covershot Maximum City Season 3

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Nat Geo Covershot Maximum City takes 16 aspiring photographers on a journey of a lifetime. Armed with their cameras they are set photographic challenges across Maximum City- Mumbai. From immersing themselves in the festivities of Ganesh Visarjan to the traditional sports of Malkhamb & Akhada kushti....from the serene landscapes of Lohagad, the bustling Mumbai markets & finally to the indigeneous "koli" community, the photographers capture this & much more through their lens. Judged by artist photographer Samar Singh Jodha and acclaimed film maker and photography aficionado Abhinay Deo, the winner Sajad Rafeeq stands to win the once in a lifetime opportunity of having his work featured on the cover of the National Geographic Traveller Magazine India photographer

It aired from 31st January 2015 on National Geographic channel.

Nat Geo Mission Covershot Heritage City Season 4

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They Say a Picture is worth a thousand words, a window to life itself. With Season 4, Nat Geo Covershot Heritage City tells stories of emotions, of memories and this time it tells stories of Delhi - its people, traditions and celebrations. 16 photographers from different parts of India contested to capture what we call The Heritage City of Delhi in all its glory. A 5 part series, judged by veteran photographer Samar Singh Jodha & ace film maker Habib Faisal, with 4 contestants competing in each episode and the winner of each participating in the finale to win the coveted title & an opportunity to have their picture featured on the Nat Geo Traveler India Magazine. The topics covered consisted of Festive Revelry, Forgotten Legacies, Breaking Barriers and Mars & Venus. The show was hosted by model & actor Kirat Bhattal & Riddhi Parekh was titled the winner of the season.

It aired from 17th December 2016 on National Geographic channel, Saturdays at 9pm.