Save the Redwoods League Know Wonder Photography Contest

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Enter your photos that capture all parts of the redwood ecosystem, from sorrel and lichens, to deer and elk, to the trees themselves. Photos of friends and family enjoying the forest also are welcome.


  • 1st prize: One-day interpretive tour of Redwood National Park for four from Redwood Adventures. Value: $500
  • 2nd prize: Big Sur, California, guided day hike for two, including gourmet picnic lunch from Central Coast Outdoors. Value: $318
  • 3rd prize: Four tickets to ride the Skunk Train through the redwoods from Willits, California. Value: $196

To enter you need to have a Flickr account (free). Only digital submission. You will fill out the Contest Registration form online and then upload their submissions to the 2011 Know Wonder Group Pool on Flickr and tag each submission with the photo contest tag of "11KnowWonder". To enter, visit How to Enter page for instructions on uploading your photos.

Image requirements: JPG format, at least 2,100 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,500 pixels tall (if a vertical image), that is, 5 inches x 7 inches at 300 dpi. Minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable. Cropping and fish-eye lenses are acceptable. High dynamic range images (HDRI) and stitched panoramas are acceptable only if the combined parts are all made around the same time.

Judging criteria:

  • Evoking emotion, 50%
  • Photographic quality (composition, lighting, color, in focus), 50%.


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