2017 Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest

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

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Submissions due by September 5th!

Submission Requirements

• 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 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 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 during public accessible hours.
• Any refuge scene whether wildlife, plants, or scenic landscape are eligible.
• 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) by Monday, September 25, 2017.
• This contest is open to everyone except for employees of Pro Photo Supply, contest judges, other participating sponsors and those living in the same household.
• If submission requirements are not followed, the application and images may not be judged.

All photos and graphics are under copyright by photographers and the Friends of Ridgefield NWR. Please do not use photos without written permission from the copyright holders.

Terms & Conditions

• Photographs will be accepted only from the original photographer who must be the sole author and the owner of the copyright for photos submitted.
• Photographers will retain original copyrights to their photos.
• Entrants and winners grant Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and Pro Photo Supply permission to use their photo(s) in any publication, marketing, editorial or fundraising materials, on their web site(s) and social site(s). All photos used will receive captioning where allowed.
• Any one Adult photographer may have just one (1) winning entry for first, second or third place, but may also have one (1) or more honorable mention(s). Twelve (12) overall winning entries for the refuge contest will be selected in the Adult category and three (3) winning entries for the Youth category.
• All finalist photographers will be notified mid-September and be 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) by Monday, September 25, 2017.
• All winning entries will be announced and prizes awarded on October 7, 2017 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 page.
• Winning photos will also be posted on the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (https://ridgefieldfriends.org/) web site.

2016 Contest Winners

Carolyn McDonald

First Place


Dennis Davenport

Second Place


Jan Eklof

Third Place


2016 Youth Contest Winners

Kiana Rose

First Place


Gregory Lipkin

Second Place


Billy Schuldt

Third Place


2016 Honorable Mentions

Barry Blanding

Adam Stunkel

Dennis Davenport

Dennis Davenport

Gary Davenport

Gary Davenport

Ron Gaines

Carolyn McDonald

Roger van Gelder

Kerry Wu

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