DIVISIONS: Amateur or Professional
AWARDS: Given to winners in each division plus People's Choice Award.
SUBMISSION FORM - Click Here
Rules & Submission Guidelines:
1. AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL DIVISIONS
There will be two divisions: amateur and professional. Professionals are defined as any person who receives payment for their photography other than through contests.
2. PHOTO REQUIREMENTS
Photos must be taken within the Roaring Fork Watershed. The main focus of the photo should be rivers, streams, wetlands, riparian wildlife, or otherwise water-related. The Roaring Fork Watershed includes the Fryingpan, Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers, as well as their tributaries.
Entries must digital files, color or B&W are accepted. Images must not have been digitally enhanced beyond basic alterations (discretion of judges). Digital photos must be 1MB or larger in size per photo and not exceed 10MB. Please do not mail slides or prints.
All entries must be received via a Dropbox link submitted in the photo contest submission form or on a CD as digital jpg files. Your photos must be accessible via your Dropbox link through January 31, 2016.
3. PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
You MUST fill out the Photo Submission Form AND include the Dropbox link to your photo, or mail a CD with your photo(s).
You must fill out a separate Photo Submission Form for each individual photo. Limit of five (5) submissions per entrant, please. All entries must be received by November 25, 2016. Entries which do not follow our guidelines cannot be accepted.
IF SUBMITTING PHOTOS VIA CD, please include the following details (entries without the completed information below will not be considered):
- Photo Title:
- Complete Mailing Address:
- E-mail address:
- Phone Number:
- Division (Professional or Amateur):
- Where (stream name and/or description) and when the photo was taken. Please do not put names, logos or writing on photo entries.
- A brief statement about your thoughts about the photo
To mail a CD of your images, please address it to:
2016 Photo Contest
Roaring Fork Conservancy
P.O. Box 3349
Basalt, Colorado 81621
4. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
In addition to emailing your photos via Dropbox link, you may also upload your submissions to the 2016 Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest Flickr page to enter your photo for the People’s Choice Award. This group of photos will be shared through social media to allow the community to vote for their favorite photos. Photos should be 250KB in size (smaller than those submitted to the formal contest) and can contain watermarks. Photos will only be considered for the People’s Choice Award if the larger (1MB or larger) photo has also been formally submitted to the main contest.
5. COPYRIGHT AND PROMOTIONAL RELEASE
You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright in all photos entered. Photos must not have been published elsewhere. By submitting to this contest, you agree that your photos can be used in, but not limited to, Roaring Fork Conservancy’s digital and print publications and materials, with appropriate credit given. The photographer retains all copyrights.
Any person(s) appearing in photographs must sign a promotional release allowing Roaring Fork Conservancy to publish their image.
6. CONTEST AWARDS
First, second and third place awards will be chosen. Photos will be judged by professional photographers not participating in the contest. Judging criteria includes but is not limited to: composition, clarity, subject matter relevant to the watershed, and overall aesthetic feeling. Winning and honorable mention photos will be published on www.roaringfork.org, social media and in print in Roaring Fork Conservancy materials.
Winners will be notified by email and announced on www.roaringfork.org
Any questions? Please contact Liza Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 927-1290.