Competition for budding artists and photographers to rediscover ancient Buddhist monuments.

Brought to you by Unexplored Buddhist Monuments (UBM)

  • Each participant is allowed to upload multiple entries
  • Numbers of likes and number of photograph/painting/sketch submissions will be few of the determinants of score.
  • Photo submitted must be within 1MB .
  • Photos must not be less than 640 pixels and no more than 2000 pixels.
  • Sketches submitted needs to be hand drawn and then scanned and thereafter upload the scanned image.
  • No copyright mark allowed unless you own the copyrights.
  • Paintings of sketches can be developed by various media, including watercolors, oil painting, pencil sketches and mixed media
  • Each entry must have a caption /title that summarizes the image. limit: 125 characters max.
  • Describe the submission that illustrates the story.
  • Leaderboard announcement

    The competition is held on a monthly basis and a monthly leaderboard will hold names for the respective month’s winners will be up on the website by the end of a calendar month.

  • Sharing submission on participants' social media channels is encouraged.
  • Number of likes and social shares on social media helps to boost your score however any social networking platform is not affiliated with UBM in any way for the contest.

Buddhist Monuments around the World inclusive of Stupa, Pagoda, Chaitya, Buddha Temple, Caves, rick edicts, pillars, monastery etc.

Buddhist culture and art forms like paintings, thangka etc.




  • Buddhist Monuments around the World inclusive of Stupa, Pagoda, Chaitya, Buddha Temple, Caves, rick edicts, pillars, monastery etc .
  • Buddhist culture and art forms like paintings, thangka etc.

Entry Fee: Free
Unexplored Buddhist Monuments (UBM) is inviting photographers to participate in the ongoing monthly competition for highlighting Buddhist Monuments around the world. Entries are also accepted from painters giving life to Buddhist monuments and heritage sites around the world with artistic prowess. Photo or painting used for submissions must be an original art/capture of the participant.

Prize: There is no prize money to be offered by UBM. Be aware of anybody claiming any money / fees/ charges for entry fees or prizes.
This competition is to create awareness about various buddhist monuments around the world.

Eligibility :

Any age group

Both professionals and amateurs are invited to take part in the competition.

Rules and regulations :
  • Use the above form on this webpage to submit your entry:
  • Deadline for submission is at 11:59pm on last day of each month.
  • Your entry must be an original work of authorship and must not infringe third party copyrights of any other person alive or dead.
  • Upon submission, the link must be shared on social media. Add a hashtag #travelinthepathofbuddha for easy tracking.
  • All photos must not be altered. Only post processing is allowed for photographs.
  • Both mobile and DSLR photo captures are allowed for entry for photographs.
  • Online submission only .
  • Submissions that depict inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the government, law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of any geography, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.

Question: Who can participate?

Answer: Any age group and any nationality are permitted to take part in the competition.

Question: Campaign Period

Answer: Month long. Each campaign is live for a month unless otherwise stated.

Question: How will the winner be selected

Answer: Basis on submission of the photograph or stretch and its artistic impact, the winner will be chosen and notified on email within 5 days. No purchase is necessary in the process.

Question: Right to use the artwork

Answer:You agree to give UBM the right to to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use the pictures and paintings or sketches submitted as competition entry for promotional purposes.

Question: Image cropping is allowed?


Question: Can I submit a photo that has been published beforehand or won an award at another competition


By participating in this contest, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by the rules, and meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of UBM as final and binding as it relates to the content of this competition.

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