Photography Contest

Friends of Camas NWR Photography Contest

The Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the natural wonders of Eastern Idaho wildlife refuges and wildlife management areas with it first photography contest.   Photographs of birds, other wildlife and flora, as well as scenic images may be submitted online through August 31, 2017.

Entrants may submit up to five photographs taken at the Southeast Idaho Refuge Management Complex (Camas NWR, Bear Lake NWR, Gray’s Lake NWR, Oxford Slough WPA) and Idaho Fish and Game-managed areas (Mud Lake WMA, Market Lake WMA and Deer Parks WMA[including Cartier Slough]). There are two eligible categories, adult and youth (may have 19th birthday during 2017).  

A Grand Prize of $50 will be awarded; first and second place and honorable mention will be presented in the adult and youth categories. First prizes will be Friends of Camas NWR T-shirts; second prizes will be Friends of Camas NWR ball caps; all prize winners and honorable mentions will receive ribbons.

Friends of Camas NWR Photography Contest Rules

Sole Sponsor is Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge

Term of contest – digital entries only will be accepted through August 31, 2017

Eligibility – two categories – adult (over 18) and youth (may have 19th birthday during 2017)
(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 on-line entry form at www.friendsofcamas.org. 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 friendsofcamasphoto@gmail.com.

Entry Requirements – Images must be in .jpg format, 4 MB or smaller and at least 1600 pixels on the long edge. No watermarks please.
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 complete information 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 abnd 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.

Prizes
Grand Prize - $50 cash and ribbon
Youth and Adult First Prizes – Friends of Camas NWR T-shirt and ribbon
Youth and Adult Second Prizes – Friends of Camas NWR cap and ribbon
Youth and Adult Honorable Mentions - ribbon