Announcing finalist #2 in the Nature India photo contest 2018 themed “vector-borne diseases”:
Sudip Maiti, Photographer, Kolkata, West Bengal India.
Photo caption: Safe from dengue
Sudip says this about his image, which focuses on prevention as a key aspect in the fight against vector-borne diseases:
This two-year-old boy plays safely inside a mosquito net in Kolkata,West Bengal, India. Over 13,000 people were affected by the vector-borne disease in the State of west Bengal alone in the year 2017, while the official death count reached 30.
As a simple preventive measure, the use of mosquito net is widespread among the residents of this eastern metropolis.
Congratulations Sudip for making it to the long list of the Nature India Photo Contest 2018.
As the Nature India editorial and design teams get busy shortlisting the top three from these ten stunning images, we will be rolling them out (in no particular order of merit) over the next few days. Nature India’s final decision to chose the winner will be partly influenced by the engagement and reception these pictures receive here at the Indigenus blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. To give all finalists a fair chance, we will consider the social media engagement each picture gets only during the first seven days of its announcement. The final results will be announced sometime in late January 2019.
The winner of the Nature India photo contest 2018 will get a cash award of $350, the second prize is worth $250 and the third $200. Photographs will be judged for novelty, creativity, quality and printability by a panel of Nature Research editors and photographers alongside a leading Indian scientist working in the area of vector-borne diseases. The winner and two runners-up will receive a copy of the Nature India Annual Volume 2017 and a bag of goodies (including Collector’s first issues of Nature and Scientific American and some other keepsakes) from the Nature Research. One of the winning entries also stands a chance of being featured on the cover a forthcoming print publication.
So watch out for our other finalists and feel free to promote, share and like your favourite entries with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.