The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2021

At Sanctuary, we combine still images and stirring words to sensitise human hearts and minds. We believe that powerful, evocative images have the power to draw out supportive human responses. Conservation photography is an art form that has helped protect wildernesses virtually from the time cameras were invented. It is a blend of technical skills, natural history knowledge, field experience, and an innate desire to protect wild nature. The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards were instituted to showcase the contributions of India's best wildlife photographers. Every year we receive a vast pool of stunning photographs, which reinforces the urgent need to conserve India's wildlife. All entries go through a vigorous judging process, designed to distill the very best from thousands of hopefuls.

Theme: Images taken in the wild that best depict Sanctuary’s descriptor: ‘Call of the Wild’ and are suitable for submission. Read the full Terms and Conditions in the document attached.

Pre-Qualification Criteria

  1. The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all photos entered. By entering the contest, the entrant certifies that the entries do not infringe on the copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights of any other person or organisation.
  2. Images may be photographed anywhere on the Asian continent. Photographers of any nationality are eligible to participate. There is no age restriction on entrants. 
  3. A maximum of five images can be entered by each individual.
Submit your entries by August 15, 2021 using this Google form: 

Information on contest prizes, jury, and more will be updated soon. In case of any queries regarding submissions, please write to

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