Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

2014 Refuge Photo Contest

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply & The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge


2014 photo contest promo

Submissions due by Wednesday, September 3,  2014

Photography contest winners will be announced at the Welcome Ceremony on Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 at the main tent in Davis Park.  Pro Photo Supply will be on hand to announce the winners in both the adult and youth category and to hand out the gift card prizes. The winning photographs will be on display inside the Birder’s Marketplace/Ridgefield Community Center throughout the weekend.

 


Adult (18 and older) Prizes

First Place: $300 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply
Second Place: $150 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply
Third Place: $100 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply
Nine Honorable Mentions: $25 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply

Youth (Under 18) Prizes

First Place: $100 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply|
Second Place: $75 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply
Third Place: $50 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply

Rules

 Submission File Specifications:

  • All entries must be digital uploads only.
  • Photos must be submitted in JPG format.
  • Each file submission size should be no larger than 5MB in size.
  • You may submit up to six (6) digital images total for both the Adult or Youth contest.
  • Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, September 3, 2014 to www.ProPhotoSupply.com.
  • Contest is open to all photographers both professional or non-professional.
  • Photos must have been taken within areas of the Refuge that are open to the public.
  • Any refuge scene whether wildlife, plants, or scenic landscape are eligible. Photos of the Plankhouse and landscapes are especially encouraged.
  • Color and/or black & white images are allowed.
  • Elements or objects not in original scene should not be added.
  • Limited image modifications are allowed: watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices MUST be removed prior to submission.
  • Add-on lenses, filters, and scopes are permitted without restriction.
  • All finalist photographers will be notified and required to resubmit their winning image(s) in a 300 dpi JPEG format no smaller than 8×10/8×12 inches (1500 x 2100 pixels).
  • Employees or contractors of Pro Photo Supply, participating sponsors and those living in the same household are not eligible.
  • If submission requirements are not followed, the application and images may not be judged.

Terms & Conditions on use of images:

  • Photographs will be accepted only from the original photographer who must be the sole author and the owner of the copyright for photos submitted.
  • Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winners names and images for editorial, advertising, publicity and web site purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.
  • Any one photographer may have more than one winning entry. Twelve (12) winning entries for the refuge contest will be selected in the Adult category and three (3) winning entries for the Youth category.
  • All winning entries will be announced and prizes awarded on October 5, 2013 during the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Bird Festival at the Ridgefield Community Center at 210 North Main Avenue, Ridgefield Wa., time to be determined.
  • Contest winners will have their photos announced on Pro Photo Supply’s Facebook and online news blog at blog.prophotosupply.com.
  • Winning photos will also be posted on the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge web site.
  • Upload your photos here!

If submission requirements are not followed, the application and images may not be judged.

Submission Instructions

Upload your photos here!