Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar Photo Contest

The 2018 Calendar Photo Contest will be open from August 1 to August 31, 2017. We are looking forward to everyone’s submissions and a great 2018 calendar!

As the most biologically diverse inland state, Tennessee is teeming with stunning wildlife and habitats. Tennessee Wildlife Federation is calling for your photos of these natural wonders!

This year, we’re celebrating the public lands in Tennessee that conserve some of our most important natural places and wildlife. Though not a requirement, we’ll be on the lookout for photos taken on public lands—from state parks to wildlife management areas to national forests.

From all your submissions, a panel will select the best of the best for the official 2018 Tennessee Wildlife Federation calendar, which goes to thousands of outdoor enthusiasts like you. And returning this year is the People’s Choice photo that will be selected through an online vote.

There are prizes for photographers whose work is featured.

  • Everyone with a photo in the calendar will receive a copy to display proudly.
  • The 12 month photos and the cover photo earn the photographer Tennessee Wildlife Federation apparel.
  • The cover image photographer will receive a $200 gift card.
  • And the People’s Choice photographer will receive a $100 gift card.

Here’s a tip for the super competitive: We receive fewer winter season photos. So, be sure to submit yours for the panel to consider for the colder months.

Here are the main things you need to know about entering:

  • You can enter up to 20 photos. Upload them here between August 1 and August 31.
  • A juried selection of photos will be chosen for the People’s Choice vote. Voting will be open from September 6 to 11:59 p.m. CT on September 13. A maximum of five photos per photographer will be chosen for the People’s Choice voting. Anyone can vote once a day for their favorite images.
  • You don’t have to be a Tennessee resident to enter, but your photo must be taken in Tennessee. Bonus points if it’s taken on public lands!
  • We have to know where the photo was taken and a little about it in case you win.
  • You retain all legal rights to your photo, but by entering, you give us permission to display your photo on our website, social media, or other printed materials. If we do that, we’ll credit you as the photographer.
  • Photos must be labeled [first name]_[last name]_[image number].jpg. An example would be theodore_roosevelt_2.jpg.

Be sure to read the Rules and Prizes Information below.

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Rules & Prizes

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar Photo Contest is administered by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF), a 501(c)(3) organization with a charitable mission “Leading the conservation, sound management, and wise use of Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors” with its principle place of business at 300 Orlando Ave, Nashville, TN 37209.

BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    1. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar Photo Contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers.
    2. HOW TO ENTER: All entries must be submitted on our website at www.tnwf.org/photocontest, by emailing photos@tnwf.org, or by mail (details in 6). PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY MAIL WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.
    3. CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: All photos must be submitted by Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
    4. ENTRY INFORMATION:
      • All photos submitted must be formatted .jpg or .jpeg.
      • All photos must be labeled in the following way:

[Photographer’s last name]_[Photographer’s first name]_[image number].jpg

Example: If your name is Theodore Roosevelt and you are submitting three photos, the file names will be Roosevelt_Theodore_1.jpg, Roosevelt_Theodore_2.jpg, Roosevelt_Theodore_3.jpg.

The following information must be submitted with each photo:

      • Photographer’s name
      • Photographer’s city of residence
      • Title of photo
      • Location of photo
      • Optional: Any additional information about the photo
      • Optional: Website or social media account of photographer’s work (If you have a website or social media account showcasing your photography, we will publish it along with your name and city.)

Not providing full information may disqualify your entry by the Judges.

      1. WHAT PHOTOS TO ENTER: We are looking for striking, high resolution color and black and white images celebrating TENNESSEE’S great outdoors for our 2018 Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar. Since photos will be published in a calendar, we need photos that span all seasons. These images may show animal behavior, portraits of wildlife in natural habitat, plant life, natural landscapes, or people interacting with nature and must be taken in the state of Tennessee. Do not include photographs of pets or domestic animals. Images of captive animals photographed in game farms will be disqualified. Captive animals photographed in wildlife research facilities or rehabilitation centers are acceptable. Clearly label these animals as captive in the subject of the photo.
      2. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
      • Images must be entered through our website at www.tnwf.org/photocontest. Entrants encountering technical problems while submitting photos may submit their photos by emailing photos@tnwf.org or on a non-returnable disk via mail or courier. Disks submitted by mail or courier must be postmarked by August 31, 2018, and will not be returned. ALL PHOTOS SUMBITED BY MAIL WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.

Mailed entries must be sent to:

Tennessee Wildlife Federation

Attn. Photo Contest

300 Orlando Ave.

Nashville, TN 37209

      1. Prepare Your Photos: Camera-made digital images or scans of slides or prints must be uploaded as .jpg files. Photos must be at least 2,200 pixels wide and 1,700 pixels tall. Larger images are acceptable and may improve your photos’ quality. When submitting your photos keep in mind that the photos need to be a horizontal composition to fit the 8.5 x 11 size of the calendar. (Don’t worry about cropping your photo to fit the 8.5 x 11 size. We will do that when we put the calendar together.)
  • Images should be in CMYK format. Images that do not meet this standard may or may not be judged at the judges’ sole discretion.
      1. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Acceptable are adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions.
      2. WATERMARKS: Watermarks giving credit to the photographer may be added to the bottom right corner of the photograph. Photos that contain watermarks that cover or distract from the image will be disqualified. We reserve the right to remove watermarks from winning photos.
      3. JUDGING: Photographs will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. All decisions by the judges will be final.
      4. PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Voting by the public will begin immediately and will end on September 16th, 11:59 p.m. CDT. The photo with the highest number of votes will automatically be featured in the 2018 Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar and the photographer will receive a gift card, TWF apparel, and calendar.
      5. PRIZES:
      6. Grand Prize: One Grand Prize will be awarded. The winner will have his/her photo displayed on the cover of the 2018Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar, receive one gift card, oneTennessee Wildlife Federation apparel, and one 2018Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar.
      7. People’s Choice: One People’s Choice winner will receive one gift card, one TWF apparel, and one 2018Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar.

iii. 12 Winners: Photos will be displayed in the 2018 TWF Calendar. Winners will receive one TWF apparel and one 2018Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar.

      1. Honorable Mention prizes may be awarded upon the Judges discretion. These winners will receive one 2018 Tennessee Wildlife Federation Calendar.
      2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photographs entered. Additionally your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entered photographs to be published on Tennessee Wildlife Federation's website, social media platforms, and other printed materials produced by the Federation. When photos are published, Tennessee Wildlife Federation agrees to include the photographer’s name.
      3. HOW TO CONTACT US: Questions and inquiries regarding the contest may be emailed to photos@tnwf.org.

FAQs:

Can I submit a photo I submitted in previous years?

If your photo did not appear in our 2016 or 2017 Calendar, then yes. We received so many wonderful photos, we could not use them all!

ABOUT US

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is one of the largest and oldest organizations in Tennessee dedicated to the conservation of the state’s wildlife and natural resources through stewardship, youth engagement, and conservation policy. We bring together and represent the varied interests of people who enjoy the great outdoors.  We are a 501-(c)(3) non-profit with a board of directors and a full-time staff headquartered in Nashville. Learn more about the Federation HERE.

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