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2010 National Wildlife Photo Contest

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Categories:

  • Birds,
  • Mammals,
  • Other Wildlife,
  • Landscapes/Plants,
  • Connecting People and Nature,
  • Backyard Habita,
  • Global Warming

Divisions:

  • Pro — Full or part-time professional photographers who receive all or a major part of their income from nature photography.
  • Amateur — Beginning or amateur photographers at least 18 years of age, and experienced photographers who do not receive a major part of their income from nature photography.
  • Youth — Young photographers ages 13 to 17.

Prizes:

  • Grand Prize, one each for Pro and Amateur divisions (2): Cash Prize of $5,000 each
  • First Place, one for each category in both Pro and Amateur divisions and one in Youth Division (15 total): Cash Prize of $1,000 each
  • Second Place, one for each category in both Pro and Amateur divisions and one in Youth division (15 total): Cash Prize of $400 each
  • Honorable Mentions (awarded at discretion of judges): One NWF 2011 calendar, Total Value of Each: $15.99

You can submit up to 25 images.

We are looking for striking images of nature — on land, in the air and beneath the water’s surface—from anywhere in the world. These images may show animal behavior, portraits of wildlife in natural habitat, plant life, natural landscapes, or people interacting with nature. Do not include photographs of pets or domestic animals. Images of captive animals photographed in game farms or roadside zoos will be disqualified. Captive animals photographed in major zoos, wildlife research facilities or rehabilitation centers are acceptable. Clearly label animals as wild or captive in the caption information. Previously published photos may be entered; however, please include information on when and where the photos appeared. ll photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Acceptable are adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions; and use of HDMI (high dynamic range imaging), where multiple exposures of the same scene are combined for a greater tonal range. Not acceptable are photo composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene); the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; or the use of artistic digital filters and effects. Examples of artistic filters and effects are watercolor, neon glow, posterizing, stained glass, and others which do not show the scene in its natural way.

Camera-made digital images or scans of slides or prints must be uploaded as jpg, gif or png files. Photos should be no smaller than 6 x 9 inches at 72 pixels/inch. File size cannot be more than 2 mb. Original files of camera-made digital photos must be 3 megapixels or larger.

Official web site: http://www.nwf.org/PhotoContest/Default.aspx

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