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