In each Competitive festival, the young Environment Journalist Award is presented to a journalist who has done exemplary investigative and inspired reporting on environmental issues, and made a significant contribution in either the print or electronic media to an understanding of the nation’s environmental problems.
Ms Nidhi Jammwal, Environment Editor, Gaon Connection
Jayshree Nandi from Hindustan Times.Her unique style of writing forces you to take a hard look on pollution and makes us evaluate the narrative of climate change.
Rahul Manav from Dainik Jagran. He presents facts in simple human interest manner and motivates people to take action.
Mr Bhasker Tripathi,IndiaSpend
Milan Sharma from Aajtak. Her reporting stands out for its ability to lay out the impact of pollution in vivid manner.
Ritam Halder, Hindustan Times: His stories expose the quality of air pollution in Delhi and the fragile eco system of Yamuna flood plain.
Aishwarya S Iyer, The Quint: Her stories unearth the recurring nature of urban flooding in the country and lack of data to tackle the floods.
Sowmiya Ashok, Indian Express: Her in-depth features explain many facts about wildlife, revival of Yamuna flood plains and about forestry and plantation.
Annirudh Ghosal, Principal Correspondent, The Indian Express
Pritha Chatterjee, Special Correspondent, The Indian Express
Manu Moudgil, Freelance Consultant, India Water Portal
"The award was given "for his insightful coverage on the environmental impacts of development activities in an ecologically-sensitive protected area".
The award was given "for her insightful coverage on the conflicts over forest land and wildlife due to development projects".
Soma Basu,The Statesman, Kolkata
Manu C Kumar, Manorama News, Mumbai
1. Aarti Dhar (The Hindu)
2. Pierre Fitter (NEWSX)
1. Broadcast Journalist - Bahar Dutt
2. Print Journalist - Amar Jyoti Baruah