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Annual Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest | Details & Information

Annual Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest | Details & Information

CATEGORIES:

  • BIRDS – Birds and waterfowl in their natural habitat.
  • WILDLIFE – Any wildlife other than birds - mammals, amphibians, fish, insects, reptiles, and invertebrates in their natural habitat.
  • PLANT LIFE – Trees, grasses, flowers, fungi, mushrooms, and other flora in their natural habitat.
  • LANDSCAPE & STRUCTURES – The refuge contains a mosaic of scenic views, including iconic structures such as the Cathlapotle Plankhouse.

 

ADULT CATEGORY PRIZES:
1st Place [in each category]:

  • $150 Pro Photo Supply Gift Card*
  • Inclusion in Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply.
  • 12 x19 high quality digital print from Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply

Honorable Mention:

  • Inclusion in Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply.
  • 12 x19 high quality digital print from Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply

 

YOUTH CATEGORY PRIZE:
1st Place:

  • $75 Pro Photo Supply Gift Card*
  • Inclusion in Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply.
  • 12 x19 high quality digital print from Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply

Honorable Mention:

  • Inclusion in Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply.
  • 12 x19 high quality digital print from Gallery Showing at Pro Photo Supply

 


*Gift Cards from Pro Photo Supply

Submission Deadline: September 10, 2022

  • All image file entries must be digital uploads only.
  • Image files must be submitted in JPG format.
  • Each file should be approximately 1500 x 2100 at 300dpi in jpg format only.
  • Please keep file sizes no larger than 5MB.
  • Adult Contest is open to photographers both Professional and Amateur aged 18 or older.
  • Youth Contest is open to photographers aged 10-17 and in grades 5-12 generally.
  • Each contestant may submit up to six (6) digital images total.
  • Image files must be submitted in JPG format by 11:59 PM on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 to prophotosupply.com.
  • No watermarks of any kind can be placed on the photo submissions.
  • Watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices MUST be removed prior to submission.
  • Photos must have been taken within areas of the Refuge that are open to the public during public accessible hours.
  • Any refuge scene whether wildlife, plants, or scenic landscape are eligible.
  • Color and/or black & white images are allowed.
  • Elements or objects not in original scene should not be added.
  • Limited image modifications are allowed.
  • If submission rules are not followed, the application and images may not be judged and/or disqualified.

Submission Deadline: September 10, 2022

  • Photographers retain ownership of all copyrights. However, entrants who are chosen as the winner of the 1st Place Category or Honorable Mention prizes in this contest, automatically give Pro Photo Supply and Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge a non-exclusive, irrevocable license without charge to reproduce and display the image in any electronic, optical, physical, or other medium; to modify its size and resolution; and to use your name as the photographer, without notification or compensation.
  • Photographers of non-winning photographs may be contacted, either by Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge or Pro Photo Supply, after the close of the contest to attain permission to use their photograph and name as the photographer.
  • No one photographer may have more than one winning entry. Five (5) winning entries and five (5) honorable mention entries for the Photo Contest will be selected.
  • All Finalists will be notified by email a week or so before the public announcement in October and may be required to resubmit their winning image in high resolution. See the requirements above.
  • All winning entries will be announced on Pro Photo Supply's Facebook page and other social platforms and prizes will be awarded sometime toward the end of October, 2022.
  • The contest is open to all photographers both professional and non-professional.

Submission Deadline: September 10, 2022

Rebecca Rubash

Plant Life

1st Place Winner

Yu Liu

Wildlife Category

1st Place Winner

Angela Vogel

Landscapes & Structures

1st Place Winner

Fred Kerr

Birds Category

1st Place Winner

Nayami Abraham

Youth Category

3rd Place Winner

Shalaka Deshpande

Youth Category

2nd Place Winner

Jackson Wolfe

Youth Category

1st Place Winner

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