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2019 Spokane Audubon Calendar Photograph Contest Guidelines

2019 Spokane Audubon Calendar Photograph Contest Guidelines.pdf

Submission Period:  May 1 – May 31, 2018

Beginning May 1st submit photos to: sauduboncalendar@gmail.com

Eligibility Requirements

    • Spokane Audubon Society member in good standing.
    • Submit electronically up to three 9.25” wide by 6.75” height photographs.  The photographs shall not have the © symbol with the photographers name or other inserted script. 
    • Submissions should be 96 ppi.  Those selected will need to resubmit (on CD) at 300ppi.
    • If the photographer has photograph(s) selected, she/he maintains copyright and agrees to provide perpetual use of the photograph(s) to Spokane Audubon Society for the calendar and other promotional and educational purposes.
    • Photos must be of birds which can be found in Eastern Washington but the photo does not have to have been taken in Eastern Washington.

    Call for entries

    • Photographers may submit entries starting Monday, May 1st.  The deadline is Wednesday May 31st.
    • No entries will be accepted after May 31st
    • Unselected photographs from previous years will not be automatically submitted for future year’s calendars.  The photographer may resubmit photos not previously selected. 

    Judging and Selection

    • Selection will be made by a panel of three to five impartial judges, at least one of whom is a Spokane Audubon Society board member or committee chair.  It is preferred that some panel members have moderately advanced bird identification skills and experience with bird photography.
    • Photographers who submit entries cannot be judges.
    • The bird must be the focus of the photograph.  Preference is given to unusual species and hard-to-see species or behaviors.
    • Judging criteria are photo composition and quality.
    • Submissions must comply with size requirements.
    • The panel will select 14 photographs for each calendar month and additional photographs which may be used in smaller form on the pages.
    • Following selection, entrants will be notified of the decisions.


    • Each photograph will be published with the common name of the bird species and © with the name of the photographer.
    • Please include the location where the photograph was taken.

    Northern Pygmy Owl, from the 2015
    Tom Munson photographer

    Black-necked Stilts, from the 2016 calendar
    Bea Harrison photographer

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