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WHAT EXACTLY IS THIS CONTEST

#BackyardBiodiversity is a photo contest. All you have to do is send us a photograph of a stunning moment of diversity spotted in your balcony, garden, local park, urban forest or even in your home. We’re looking for creatures big and small.

This contest is organised under the aegis of the recently launched Biodiversity Collaborative, comprising several organisations from academia and civil society, that is working with the Government of India (GOI) on the National Mission on Biodiversity and Human Well-Being. The contest is supported by the echo network, a social innovation partnership steered by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GOI, and RoundGlass Sustain, a website on India’s wildlife and habitats, and their conservation.

 

HOW DO I ENTER THE CONTEST?

1. To send in your entry, select your favourite photograph of #BackyardBiodiversity. Then simply go to the form here.

2. Upload your image, fill in the required details, accept the terms and conditions and hit submit!

3. You must be following @theechonetwork and @rgsustain on Instagram to be eligible for the contest.

4. Each participant can send only one entry per person.

Read the Terms and Conditions here.

 

Photos: Dhritiman Mukherjee

Photos: Dhritiman Mukherjee

WHO WILL WIN? 

1. The Judges’ Choice winner will be selected by a panel including Dhritiman Mukherjee, and Niloufer Venkatraman.

2. The Popular Choice winner will be the photograph that gets the maximum Likes on Instagram, among a shortlist of five selected by the judges. The images will be posted on the @theechonetwork and @rgsustain handles on Instagram, the Likes will be aggregated to decide the winner.

MEET THE JURY

Niloufer Venkatraman

Niloufer Venkatraman is the consulting editor at RoundGlass Sustain, and former editor-in-chief of National Geographic, India. She moves her “office” outdoors when she can. She dreams constantly of travel to places near and far; is passionate about all kinds of food and cuisines; and is in awe of wild creatures, large and small.

Dhritiman Mukherjee

Dhritiman Mukherjee is one of India’s most prolific wildlife and conservation photographers. His work has been featured in leading publications. He is also a RoundGlass Ambassador, and an RBS Earth Hero awardee. See his photo stories for RoundGlass Sustain here.

WHAT WILL THE WINNER GET?

Judges’ Choice Winner

1. The winner will get a 30-minute session with Dhritiman Mukherjee and Niloufer Venkatraman, during which they can show a portfolio of 20 images and ask questions about photography and storytelling.

2. The winner will also get a chance to work with the Sustain Team, on a photo story that features his/her photographs. The story will published on our website.

3. An Amazon voucher of Rs 10,000.

Popular Choice Winner

1. The winner will get a 30-minute session with Dhritiman Mukherjee and Niloufer Venkatraman, during which they can show a portfolio of 20 images and ask questions about photography and storytelling.

2. An Amazon voucher of Rs 5,000.

 

Sustain Team
Sustain Team

We are a driven group of people from diverse backgrounds, bound by an abiding love for India’s natural world.

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