About the Awards:
Sanctuary promotes conservation photography as an article of faith. We believe that powerful, evocative images have the power to draw out supportive human responses. Photography is an art form that has helped protect wildernesses virtually from the time cameras were invented.
Conservation photography is a blend of technical skills, natural history knowledge, field experience, and an innate desire to protect wild nature. At Sanctuary, we marry still images and stirring words to sensitize human hearts and minds.The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards were instituted to showcase the contributions of India’s best wildlife photographers.
Theme and Categories:
Images taken in the wild that best depict Sanctuary’s descriptor: ‘Call of the Wild’ and are suitable for the categories mentioned below are eligible.
- Conservation PhotographyImages of the natural world − plant, animal, or landscapes, positive or negative − that can be interpreted/used for advocacy, action, or photojournalistic outcomes to support nature conservation.
- Creatures Great and SmallOriginal, aesthetic, impactful images of unrestrained wild species in their natural habitats.
- Art in NatureEvocative, creative images that showcase nature’s designs, patterns and visual-abstractions at their artistic best.
- Nature in UrbaniaImages that illustrate the beauty, surprising resilience and ‘obstinacy’ of wild nature that survives in urban environments dominated by humans.
Submission of images:
- A maximum of five images may be submitted by one participant.
- The last date for submission of all entries is midnight, August 31, 2017, Indian Standard Time.
- Please submit photographs preferably in digital (jpeg) format only.
- Scans of negatives, transparencies or photographic prints are acceptable; the photograph need not be taken with a digital camera. Please fill all the required columns before submission.
- Only on special request will prints (8”x10” or larger) be accepted.
- For prints and digital scans, negatives may be required at a later stage.
- Each print must be clearly labelled with the photographer’s name and full contact details including the postal address and cell/landline number.
The Sanctuary Wildlife Photographer 2017
- Photographer of the Year: Rs. 1,50,000/-
- Category Winners 2017: Rs. 25,000/- each
The Sanctuary Young Wildlife Photographer 2017
- Photographer of the Year: Rs. 25,000/-
- Category Winners 2017: Rs. 5,000/- each
For further details, please visit the link given here.