Q1: Has the name Sparrow Awards been changed to Citizens Conservation Awards?
Yes, the name Sparrow Awards has been changed to Citizens Conservation Awards.

Q2: Who are eligible for the Citizens Conservation Awards?
Contest is open to all residents of India. The Awards are given to three individuals and one Business/institutions/community group who are not professional conservationist/ecologist but through their innovative, inspirational efforts make real conservation happen at grassroots level without any formal support or funding. Employees of Nature Forever Society and Wipro Limited are not eligible for this award.

Q3: What is the deadline for submitting the applications?
Hurry! Registrations have begun for Wipro - Nature Forever Society’s CITIZENS CONSERVATION AWARDS 2023. The deadline for submission is March 05th, 2023. Important: Applicants are welcome to send their applications until March 05th, 2023. All applications are reviewed in detail and in case an application is found to be incomplete, the applicant will be intimated shortly after the deadline.

Q4: Do I need to send the application by post or is it ok to send a PDF via email?
You can send in the applications either by post or by email (pdf). Please ensure that all the supporting documents are in order at the time of submission.

Q5: When will I know the status of my application?
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by email shortly after all the applications have been screened and reviewed.

Q6: What will I get from this award?
The winners will receive recognition for their outstanding work through extensive media coverage. The work and the profile of the winners will be featured on the Nature Forever Society website and in awareness material. A citation will be given during the prestigious World Sparrow Day event. The awardees will receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000/- to carry on their work of conservation.

Q7: Does Nature Forever Society have some preferred aspects of the environment that you prioritize for the awards (eg: climate change, water conservation, bird conservation etc)?
The Citizens Conservation Awards are aimed at highlighting the conservation efforts of individuals and organizations working in their own capacity on issues related to all aspects of the environment. The work can feature a wide spectrum of issues ranging from awareness to resource or species conservation to advocacy or green technology.

Q8: Do you only select people who have filled in the nomination forms?
No. Contributions of individuals or organizations which come to our notice directly or through other formal or informal sources or those brought to the notice of NFS are also considered for the awards. Such individuals or organizations need not send any nomination forms.