Beyond The Doors 2018: Free To Roam, Free To Be!

Let's celebrate women's right to loiter, to look, to work, to just be outdoors. Join Women's Web on this photography contest, Beyond The Doors 2018.

Let’s celebrate women’s right to loiter, to explore, to look, to work, to just be outdoors. Join Women’s Web on this photography contest, Beyond The Doors 2018, in the run-up to International Women’s Day this year. 

Good girls stay at home.” Err, no. Why should boys have all the fun? No matter what some killjoys may think, women are indeed going out – whether to work, or hanging out with our friends, looking at sunsets, sitting solo in the park, going to a new city….or anything else at all that the world outdoors calls us for.

For the third year now, a reader favourite, Beyond The Doors is our photography contest and it’s all about celebrating the lives of Indian women outside the home.

Sending your entry for Beyond The Doors 2018

Send us your most interesting photos of women outside the home. This could be photos taken in any space – whether the beach, a street, a field, a market or anything. You must be the photographer yourself (please don’t send us pictures taken by anyone else).

The subject of these photographs can be anything so long as it features at least one woman, in a recognisably outdoor space. So feel free to send us pics of your friends on a trek, or women at an outdoor market, or anything else at all.

Let’s create a wonderful online exhibit of women living life…freely!

How to participate

Email us your pic at [email protected] in jpeg/PNG format. Mention ‘Beyond The Doors’ in your subject line. Make sure to mention your full name, and a line about where the image was taken.

Last date for entries: 10 PM IST, 20th February, 2018

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What’s more, Women’s Web is organising Beyond The Doors, an event in Bangalore (on 9th MarchFriday, evening) to celebrate women’s presence outdoors – around International Women’s Day. This would include talks and discussions around how women are enjoying and using outdoor spaces. The best photographs from Beyond The Doors would also be exhibited here. Enter your details below to register for the event and receive more information! This event is brought to you in association with CoWrks.


  • Participation is open to anyone above the age of 16, irrespective of gender or location.
  • Your photo entry must have implicit consent from the person photographed and the person is aware that they are being photographed
  • No limits on the number of entries per participant
  • Photographs can be in colour or B&W, and must not have undergone significant digital manipulation (beyond basic colour/sharpness adjustment)
  • Photos must be submitted as .jpeg or .PNG files
  • All photos submitted for this contest will be available for public display on our FB page, and we may also publish all or some short-listed entries on our website, with due credits to the photographer
  • By participating in this contest, you certify that the submitted photograph belongs to you, and does not violate any other party’s copyright
  • Women’s Web reserves the right to reject any submissions that appear to violate the above guidelines in any fashion


Mridula Dwivedi
Mridula Dwivedi is a travel blogger who has visited 26 countries till date. Her most cherished trip is her trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. In another life she did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur and used to teach Human Resource Management.

Find her work at Travel Tales From India & Abroad.



Prasad NP

Prasad has decades of experience in start-ups as well as well-established global companies where he headed India Operations. As the itch to click got stronger he decided to switch to photography and writing. Prasad refuses to be labeled and clicks people, wildlife and travel pictures with equal passion. He celebrates wanderlust on his travel blog desiTraveler and besides mentoring startups on strategy, he serves as Chief Evangelist for Darter Photography.




Deepankar Das


Founder & CEO of Fotoley, a platform that allows you to find great photographers easily, Deepankar previously worked in the Consulting industry.



First Prize

A Two night stay for a couple at the coffee estates at Sakleshpur or Coorg from Linger – Do Nothing vacations.

Winner will also receive Rs.2500 MakeMyTrip vouchers which you can redeem for flight or hotel bookings.

Second Prize 

A camping weekend for a couple (Sat morning – Sun Evening) by Linger – Do Nothing vacations. The camping locations are Alphoso by the lake near Krishnagiri and Vishaal farms near Tumkur.

Winner will also receive Rs.1500 MakeMyTrip vouchers which you can redeem for flight or hotel bookings.

Third Prize

Two Winners will each receive a cool Wanderlust Mountains laptop/notebook case with shoulder straps.


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First Prize – Sanjukta Basu

First Prize

Second Prize – Srinivasa Prasath


Second Prize

Third Prize – Ekta Vaswani and Shiva Shankar


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