PACIFIC WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
2018 BIRD PHOTO CONTEST
Win a Digital Camera provided by Nikon and $500 CDN!
THE PACIFIC WILDLIFE FOUNDATION 2018 INTERNATIONAL BIRD PHOTO CONTEST
In conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress and the Vancouver International Bird Festival, being held Aug 19-26th 2018 in Vancouver Canada, the Pacific Wildlife Foundation of British Columbia is sponsoring a bird photo contest in honor of the Congress and in support of bird conservation.
The contest is open to adults 18 years of age and older. Board members, fellows, employees and volunteers of the Pacific Wildlife Foundation, including the immediate family and household members of same are ineligible. The contest is international and entries from around the world are encouraged.
1st Prize - Digital Camera provided by Nikon and $500 CDN
2nd Prize - $500 CDN
3rd Prize - $250 CDN
HOW TO ENTER
Digital photos of wild birds in natural habitats are required.
Photos from outdoor photo sessions or workshops are permitted.
Birds in photos must not have been baited or lured for the photo.
Cropping, sharpening, color correction and exposure manipulation are acceptable. All other editing, such as cloning, removal of distractions and composites, is not allowed.
Photos must be in digital JPG format at file size of 3 megabytes maximum. Images emailed over 3 megabytes will not be received. Images will be submitted digitally, do NOT submit prints.
The original file for each image must be renamed for submission using this format : Photographer’s last name and first initial, hyphen, Title Example Filename: JSmith-Raven.jpg
Once you have submitted your payment you will be forwarded to a webpage with a submission email address.
Entries must include the following information :
Original metadata for the image
Location of the photo (Country, name of site)
Title for the image
Caption (Details of how the image was taken, subject matter.
Confirmation that the image was taken by the photographer and is property of the photographer.
The entry fee is $25.00 CDN per photo with a limit of three photos per person. Entries and payment must be received by June 1st, 2018 at 11:59 US Central Time (CT).
For each photo, include your name, address, phone number, email address and photo title in the body of the email. Submitted photos must be attached to the email and NOT EMBEDDED in the mail. Remember, each photo requires a separate email submission.
Entry fees are used to provide the competition prizes, print finalist’s images for public display, and to support the work of the Pacific WildLife Foundation. Submissions and fees are not returnable or refundable.
Submit your payment for your entry(entries) using the PayPal button on this website.
Judges will choose 10 finalist photos. Finalist photos will be printed and displayed at the Ornithological Congress and the Festival during Aug 19-26th, 2018 and on the Vancouver International Bird Festival website and in social media. At the Congress and Festival, the public will vote from the top 10 finalists to select the winners. Winners will be announced at the Vancouver International Bird Festival, on the web site and in social media.
Use of Entries:
By entering this contest you, the photographer, are granting the Pacific Wildlife Foundation non-exclusive rights to the submitted photos for educational, informational and promotional purposes. You also agree to release the Pacific Wildlife Foundation from any and all claims related to the display of or use of, your submitted photographs.
Contact the Pacific Wildlife Foundation:
The Pacific Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and management of wildlife. For more information see our website www.pwlf.org.
If you have any questions regarding the contest please email PWLFphotocontest@gmail.com
Please note that with your photo submission and payment of your entry fee it is warranted that you have agreed to the contest's Official Rules, Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers.
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