Outdoor Alabama is pleased to announce its 2007 Photo Contest, with winning entries to be published in the February 2007 issue. The contest is open to any amateur photographer except employees of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and members of their immediate families. An amateur is defined as someone who does not does not earn a living from photography.
Photos must have been taken within the past two years, and previously published images are not eligible. All photos must have been taken in Alabama and species must be native to the state.
Eligible formats include 35mm slides or larger format transparencies, 5x7-inch to 8x10-inch color prints, and unaltered high quality (300 dpi) digital images. No black and white photos, please.
Photos may be entered in the following categories:
Birds -- Native song and game birds.
Mammals -- Native mammals (pets and livestock excluded).
Reptiles and Amphibians -- May include turtles, snakes, lizards, salamanders, etc..
Other Native Wildlife -- May include butterflies, insects, snails, etc.
Scenic/Pictorial -- Photos in which natural landmarks, scenery or inanimate objects are prominent; site location required for this category.
Nature-Based Activities -- people enjoying recreation such as boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, camping (sports such as baseball and football are excluded).
Wild Native Flora -- wildflowers, foliage, fruiting bodies, other parts of plants or trees (cultivated flowers, shrubs, etc. are excluded)
In addition to having their winning entries printed in Outdoor Alabama, prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category. Certificates will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.
By submitting an entry, photographers grant permission to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to publish winning photos in any publication or on its Web site. However, the photographer also retains the right to use the photo. No photos will be returned.
The deadline for entering the contest is October 31, 2006, at Entries received after this time will be disqualified.
NOTE: ENTRIES ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2007 CONTEST. THE 2008 CONTEST WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN APRIL 2007.