2018 Spokane Audubon Calendar Photograph Contest Guidelines
2018 Spokane Audubon Calendar Photograph Contest Guidelines.pdf
Submission Period: May 1 – May 31, 2017
Beginning May 1st submit photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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