Wild Sojourns conducted an Online Wildlife photography competition to celebrate the Wildlife week from October 2nd to 8th.It was conducted using the “ Wild Sojourns Magazine” facebook group as a platform.

We had a phenomenal response with 822 entries by our members, which included some of the best and breathtaking natural history moments.

The Panel included two celebrated wildlifers, Rathika Ramasamy and Dr Caesar Sengupta with the Editorial team of Wild Sojourns.

Our scoring for an image was based on its impact factor. Impact of an image is not only because of the moment captured, but also because of the content and composition. Photographic quality was also taken into account.

For us an impactful image was the one which forced us to look at it again and again and say Wow. Three rounds of careful choosing shortlisted the entries which made it to the final round, The “TOP TEN”.

The results were announced on 15th of October..

THE WINNERS ARE:

  • 1st Prize — SAVIO SANCHES [Rs 10,000]

  • 2nd Prize — SANJEEV MANAGOLI [Rs 5,000]

  • 3rd Prize — VASUDEVAN PARTHASARATHY [Rs 3,000]

  • 4th Prize — SURESH KUMAR RATHOD [Rs 2,000]

We would like to thank our esteemed judges Rathika Ramasamy and DR. Caesar Sengupta for consenting to adjudicate the competition.

We would also like to thank our Patron DR. Prabhakar Shankar the director of GANGAMAI Hospital, Solapur, Maharashtra for Sponsoring the Cash Prize for all the FOUR Winning images.

The six images which finally missed out were no less brilliant and margins which separated each image was indeed very narrow.

Hence we decided to add a SPECIAL MENTION CATEGORY of 6 images along with the FOUR WINNING IMAGES. The SIX Special Mention Awards were Sponsored By Megh Roy Choudhury in the memory of her Grandmother Late Mrs CHINU DATTA GUPTA  ‘Chinu Datta Gupta Memorial Awards’.

SPECIAL MENTION ( In Order Of Merit)

[ Rs 1,000/- each to Six images]

  • Amit Rai Chowdhury

  • Anak Bhagwat

  • Navaneeth Nair

  • Swapnil Inamdar

  • Ripan Biswas

  • Arpan Saha

All these images along with the cash prize will get a certificate. All the ten images will be published in the October- November edition of Wild Sojourns.

Wild Sojourns heartily Congratulates all the Winners!!!! We would also like to thank all the members of our group for active participation and a very lively encouragement.

Thank You,

Team Wild Sojourns.