Crex Meadows 2015
Nature Photography Contest

2015 Crex Nature Photography Contest Submission Guldelines

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1.     Who can enter � This contest is for amateur nature photographers only, defined as someone who is NOT making their livelihood by their nature photos. 

2.     Categories � there will be 7 categories; Birds, Insects, Wildlife, Landscapes, Flowers, Macro (close-up), Black and White, and Artistic.  The Black and White category may include monochrome or sepia images, and one accent color.  The Artistic category may include altered photographs.

3.     Submission Guidelines

a.     A maximum of one entry per person per category.

b. A fee of $3 per entry will be charged to cover the cost of the awards.  Any extra money after the bills are paid (if any) will be donated to the Friends of Crex Land Acquisition Fund.  Please include the fee with your submissions. 

c. Submissions to the Black and White and Artistic categories are free to encourage participation. 

d. Photos that are obviously altered beyond simple adjustments to color, contrast, sharpening and cropping (except for the artistic category) shall be removed from the contest.  HDR photos are acceptable for the landscape category.

e. The entrant must determine themselves which entries they want to submit and which category it fits under � please do not send multiple photos with directions for us to choose which to enter.  We will return any submissions that are not clear.

f.     The photograph must have been taken within or directly adjacent to the Glacial Lakes Grantsburg managed properties (Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs and Danbury Wildlife Areas). 

g.     Photos can have been taken in 2015 or before. 

h.      The person who took the photograph must be the person whose name is on the entry. 

i.     Photos should be printed on photo paper that is 8X10, 8X12, or 8.5X11.

j    Photos should be un-matted and un-framed. (we mount them all on a black paper background)

k.      A digital copy of the photo must be included (either on disk or emailed to information@crexmeadows.org) that is at least 3MB in size, for use in the 2016 Crex calendar (winning and non-winning photos will be used at the discretion of the calendar editor).  Please include all photos together onto one disk.

l.      Submissions should include, taped or written on  the back of the photo, the photographer�s name, address and telephone number, the category they want it entered in, the title of the photo, and where it was taken. 

m.     The photographer of each submission grants Friends of Crex, Inc. permission to use the images for advertising, sales items, calendars, on www.crexmeadows.org, Facebook, etc.  Photos will not be returned, but will be displayed in a binder available for public viewing.  FOC will always give photo credit to all published photos. 

n.      Submissions should be mailed or brought to:  Friends of Crex, 102 East Crex Ave, Grantsburg, WI 54840.

o   The submission deadline is July 17, 2015.

p.     Entries that do not fit into the guidelines of this contest will be returned.

4.     Display for Voting � FOC will display the submissions at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center beginning July 24, 2014.  All efforts will be taken to display the photos in a fair, un-biased manner. 

5.     Judging will be done by ballot beginning on July 24, 2015.  Only one vote per person will be allowed.  Voting will close at 4:00 p,m. on Sunday, August 9th.  Winners will be announced by the end of the day Tuesday, August 18.

6.     Winning Photos:

a.    The 1st place photo in each category will be mounted onto an engraved plaque which will be displayed at Crex Meadows until the 2016 contest is over, then given to the photographer.

b.     A gift certificate to the Bog Shoe Gift Shop will be given to the best in show and the first and second place photos in each category.

c.     Best in Show will grace the cover of the 2016 Crex Meadows calendar. 

 

Click here for 2014 Photo Contest Results

 



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