Crex Meadows 2012
Nature Photography Contest
2012 Crex Nature Photography Contest Submission Guldelines
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, Wildlife in Action, Still Life, People, Macro, Patterns in Nature, and Black and White. The Black and White category may include monochrome or sepia images.
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 and for displaying the photos. Any extra money after the bills are paid will be donated to the Friends of Crex Endowment Fund. Please include the fee with your submissions.
c. 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.
The photograph must have been taken within or directly adjacent to
the Glacial Lakes Grantsburg managed properties (Crex Meadows,
e. Photos can have been taken in 2012 or before.
f. The person who took the photograph must be the person whose name is on the entry.
g. Photos should be printed on photo paper that is 8X10, 8X12, or 8.5X11.
h. Photos should be un-matted and un-framed.
i. A digital copy of the photo must be included (either on disk or emailed to email@example.com) that is at least 3Mb in size, for use in the 2013 Crex calendar. Please include all photos on only one disk.
j. 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.
k. 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.
Submissions should be mailed or brought to: Friends of Crex,
m. The submission deadline is July 15, 2012.
n. Entries that do not fit into the guidelines of this contest will be returned.
Display for Voting –
FOC will display the submissions at the Crex Meadows Wildlife
5. Judging— will be done by ballot beginning on July 23, 2012. Only one vote per person will be allowed. Voting will close at 4:00 p,m. on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
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 2013 contest is over, then given to the photographer.
b. A cash prize will be given to the best in show and the first and second place photos in each category.
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