If you are a nature enthusiast and love capturing images of little birds in your surroundings, you could be lucky to win the Sparrow Awards 2012. This award has been announced by the Nature Forever Society (NFS) to sensitise citizens about the dwindling population of sparrows and the need to conserve them.
The NFS, which has been working for the conservation of sparrows, will be holding a Biodiver City photo competition to boost aspiring nature photographers, homemakers, birdwatchers, school and college students who love feathered friends. This competition is open to people from all nationalities. To participate in the contest, people with a penchant for nature and a passion for photography can use cameras or even mobile phone cameras to click pictures of birds and email it to NFS with their personal details and captions for the pictures.
"This is being done to involve common man from diverse sections of the society in the conservation movement and to honour the work of individuals and organisations at the grassroots level," said Mohammed Dilawar, director of NFS.
The entries will be split into two categories, the individual and the organisation. The individual category will further be divided between adults and juniors (below 18 years of age). Each participant will be allowed five entries and after examining all pictures, the contestants with best pictures will be conferred with the award on World Sparrow Day next year.
"We have often noticed that in the field of conservation, the best known conservationists consistently receive accolades for their work, but there are many others who take efforts in their own way to save the environment. Our sentiments behind launching the Sparrow Awards is to honour such people and applaud their silent efforts," Dilawar added.
For more information
contestants can visit the website www.natureforever.org.