Entries invited for Navaneeth Memorial Photography Awards

Entries invited for Navaneeth Memorial Photography Awards

Photographers can keep an eye out of nature as Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS), in collaboration with Calicut Birders Club (CBC), has invited entries to Navaneeth Memorial Photography Awards 2020 (NMPA2020).

The nature and wildlife photography competition is organised in memory of Navaneeth Nair, who was a keen nature photographer, naturalist, and writer. He was also an executive committee member of MNHS and a founder member of CBC.

The contest is open to photographers of Kerala-origin only (NRKs included) and entry is free. Nature and wildlife photographs taken within the biogeographic limits of India between 2015 -2020 will be considered for the competition.

NMPA2020 will also be a chance for nature and wildlife photographers to win a competition with the most exciting prize money ever in Kerala. The first three winners will get cash prizes worth Rs 35,000 (Rs 15,000 for the first, Rs 10,000 for the second, Rs 5,000 for the third prize, and five consolation prizes- Rs 1,000 each). The first prize winner will also be awarded an additional prize of Malabar Natural History Society life membership.

Each candidate is allowed to submit up to three images.

The last date for sending in the entries is August 24 by 11.59 pm. More details can be had from the website http://malabarnhs.in/nmpa2020/ or reach at nmpahelpline@gmail.com. The results will be announced on August 28.

Entries for this competition can be submitted here.

In the memory of Navaneeth Nair

For nearly two decades, Navaneeth delved deep into the wild with his camera, searching and capturing mesmerizing frames of nature and its denizens. His legacy lives in the vast amount of natural history data, and photographs, which he along with others compiled, in the form of Kili, a bird recognition app. He was a widely published author, having written several articles on nature and natural history in many contemporary publications. His unique ability to observe, understand and analyse any idea on a deep level, his unwavering commitment to nature made him a very popular social activist and environmentalist, one with a very strong and sound opinion. He passed away on August 28th, 2019.

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