Friends of Noxubee Refuge photography contest rules:

To participate, submit .jpg photos and entry information (see below rules) to Friends of Noxubee Refuge, email to friendsofnoxubeerefuge@gmail.com – resolution should be at least 1536×1024. Deadline for entry is September 22, 2017.

Only amateur photographers are eligible to enter and win a prize (i.e. contestant who does not possess or use any tax number for the sale of photographs or have never sold any photographs for profit).

Professional photographers may enter the contest No prizes for professional photographers, just recognition on Friends webpage and Facebook page.

  1. Photos must portray wildlife and/or scenery photographed within Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and taken within the dates of this contest (October 1, 2016 – September 22, 2017).
  1. FoNR reserves the non-exclusive right to use photos in FoNR and Refuge brochures, websites, or other Friends applications.
  1. Photos will be judged in three categories: Youth (under 16);   Adult (16 and older)

Wildlife – Youth and Adult (birds, mammals, fish, insects, etc.)

Scenery – Youth and Adult (landscapes, people, plants, fungi)

People’s Choice –Youth and Adult wildlife or scenery – 1 photo may be submitted (pick a category) but cannot be a photo entered into one of the other categories. This category will be judged by your peers. These photos will be posted in an album on the Friends Facebook page (your name will not be associated with the photo) and ‘liked’ (voted) on by everyone who wants to vote.

4. Each person may enter ONE photo per category and is eligible to win only one monetary award (non-professionals).

Please include the following information when you submit your photo:
Name:
Title of photo:
Location of the photo:
Age group: youth or adult
Category: wildlife or landscape
Amateur or Professional Photographer (i.e. contestant who does not possess or use any tax number for the sale of photographs or have never sold any photographs for profit)
Address and Phone number:

Judging Criteria:

Technical Excellence (ie: sharpness, lighting, composition, and exposure)

Originality / Creativity

Interest

Ability to be reproduced for publication

Digital photos are accepted with limited modifications.

Images that have been extensively altered by adding or removing elements in any manipulation will be disqualified.

In the event that fewer than 12 entries are received, FoNR reserves the right to cancel the contest. WINNERS will be announced and awards given on October 7, 2017.

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and FoNR are not responsible for loss or damage of photos