The 2nd National Photo Awards for the year 2011-2012 were given away on 28 March 2013 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The awards were conferred by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar to eminent photojournalists.
The most important Life-Time Achievement Awards were given away to some of the renowned photographers such as Pranlal Patel, T.S. Nagarajan and T.N.A. Perumal. Other awardees in different categories were as follows:
List of Awardees at the 2nd National Photo Awards
• Lifetime Achievement Award- Pranlal Patel, T.S. Nagarajan and T.N.A. Perumal
• Best Professional Photographer of the Year 2011-12- Salil Bera
• Professional Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Green India: Environmental Stories- Pankaj Sharma
• Professional Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Open Category- Anil Risal Singh
• Special Mention Awards (Professional) - Anand Patel, Atul Choubey, Shib Narayan Acharya, Kailash Soni, Vinod Gajjar, Chetan Soni, Dilip Lokre, Kailash Mittal, Sanat Kumar Sinha and Shankar Mandal Mondal
• Best Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011-12- Subhash Jirange
• Best Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Life and Landscape of India- Sudip Roychoudhury
• Best Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Fine Arts- Debashish Ghosh Ray
• Special Mention Awards (Amateur) category- Asis Kumar Sanyal, Joydeep Mukherjee, Manish Bhatnagar, Debashis Tarafder, Sirsendu Gayen, Subhrajit Basu, Dhrumil Desai, Subir Kumar Dutta, Ganesh Shankar and Rajesh Joshi
About the National Photo Awards
• The National Photo Awards are given away by the Government of India to the eminent photojournalists in different categories.
• These awards are given away to the professional and amateur photographers.
• These were the second National Photo Awards, given away for the year 2011-2012.
• The second National Photo Awards were conferred by the Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar.