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NI Photo Contest 2017: Finalist #6

Time now to roll out the Nature India photo contest 2017 finalist number six:

Jessy Varghese, South Carolina, USA

Photo caption: No expiry date


Jessy Varghese

Jessy Varghese

Jessy, a PhD student in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of South Carolina, has this to say about her picture:

“Some things just don’t have an expiry date! Love and compassion, for example, don’t. Ageing is a challenge. It is a challenge for the person as it comes with functional decline, diseases and mental illness. It is also challenging for the society as an ageing population tells on its economic stability and growth. As a research student in pharmaceutical sciences, I was looking at the growth in availability of medication to help the elderly achieve a healthy and happy old age. Beyond all interventions, I realized, ‘all they need is love.’

I took this photo in May 2017 at a farmer’s market in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.”

Congratulations Jessy for the deep thought that got you into the top ten of this contest!

In its fourth year, the Nature India photo contest continued to receive some breathtaking entries from around the world. The theme this year was ‘Grand Challenges’, and needed more thought and creativity than our earlier themes.

Despite the challenge, the quality and novelty of some of the entries has been breathtaking. We have had a mix of amateur and professional photographers, scientists and non-scientists, mobile cameras and high-end DSLRs — all vying to portray the complex global problems we face — the world’s grand challenges — and to look for solutions for a healthy and sustainable future.

Tough job as usual for the Nature India editorial and design team in selecting just three winners. The winners stand a chance of seeing their entries grace the cover page of one of our forthcoming print publications. The winner and two runners-up will receive a copy of the latest Nature India Special Annual Volume and an enviable bag of goodies from Springer Nature.

As a run up to the final announcement, we will be rolling out the top 10 finalists of the photo competition (in no particular order of merit) over the next few days on the Indigenus blog as well as our social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook). The final results will be announced somewhere in late December 2017.

Nature India’s final decision to chose the winner will be partly influenced by the engagement and reception he/she receives here at the Indigenus blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. To give all finalists a fair chance, we will take into consideration the social media engagement of each picture only during the first seven days of its announcement.

Watch out for our other finalists and feel free to promote, share and like your favourite entries with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.


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