Photo Contest 2019

Friends of Camas NWR Photography Contest Rules


Sole Sponsor is Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge

Terms of the contest – digital entries only will be accepted through August 31, 2019

Eligibility (Friends of Camas board members and families, and refuge and management area employees and families are not eligible to enter)

How to enter – Each digital image must be submitted separately using the online entry form.  All entries must provide complete information, including subject matter, location, and any digital adjustments.  Only five images in total may be submitted per entrant.  Completed entry forms and digital images should be emailed to

Entry Requirements – Images must be in .jpg format, 10 MB or smaller and at least 1600 pixels on the long edge.

 Images must be taken at the Southeast Idaho Refuge Complex (Camas NWR, Bear Lake NWR, Gray’s Lake NWR, Oxford Slough WPA) or Idaho Fish and Game-managed areas (Mud Lake WMA, Market Lake WMA, Deer Parks WMA).

Photo entry information – All photos must have a completed entry form attached, including subjects, locations, and any digital adjustments.

Acceptable editing may include adjustments to color, contrast, brightness, and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions;  and use of HDR (High Dynamic Range); such modifications must be disclosed.  Images may be scanned from negatives, slides, prints, or transparencies. No watermarks are permitted.

Judging – Photographs will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.  Judges will be selected from current and former Friends of Camas NWR board members.

Intellectual Property – Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photographs they enter except for the following:  your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entered photographs, and your name, occupation, city/state/country of residence, and photo information, to be published as Winners or Honorable Mentions on the Friends of Camas website, and you grant Friends of Camas NWR and its licensees the perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry (including name credit) in connection with the Friends of Camas NWR Photo Contest and promotion for the Friends of Camas NWR, in any media.


Grand Prize - $50 cash and ribbon

First Prize – Friends of Camas NWR T-shirt, ball cap and ribbon

Second Prize – Friends of Camas NWR T-shirt and ribbon

Third Prize – Friends of Camas ball cap and ribbon

Honorable Mention - ribbon

Photograph Submission Form (application pdf)

Name ___________________________________________

Address __________________________________________

Phone ________________________  Cell ______________

Email address  _____________________________________

Location of photograph:

____  Camas NWR                                           ____ Mud Lake WMA

____ Gray’s Lake NWR                                   ____ Market Lake WMA

____  Bear Lake NWR                                     ____ Deer Parks                              

____ Oxford Slough WPA

Subject and Date of Image:



Modifications to image (contrast, color correction, HDR, sharpening, etc.; see contest rules) ___________________________________________________________________



Agree to use by Friends of Camas NWR as specified in Contest Rules:

Name of entrant ______________________________________________

Date __________________________


Separately submit this form with each image (up to 5 images per person) to