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Submission Deadline:

May 1, 2019

2019 Gorge Refuge Stewards Photo Contest

Submit your favorite nature and wildlife images taken at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Contest Prizes

  • 1st PLACE: $200 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply
  • 2nd PLACE: $100 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply
  • 3rd PLACE: $50 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply
  • 9 Honorable Mentions: $25 Gift Card for Pro Photo Supply

ALL Entrants receive a 1-year family membership in the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards!

Photo Contest Submission

Submit your favorite nature and wildlife images taken at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Submission Requirements
  • Contest is open to any youth, 10 to 18 years of age.
  • Digital uploads only.
  • All youths entering the contest must supply a valid telephone number, email address, and the name of the school they attend.
  • All photos must be submitted in JPEG format.
  • A photographer may submit up to 5 images.
  • Photos must have been taken within the boundaries of Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in public accessible areas, and must be of subjects within the boundaries of SLNWR.  Wildlife and plants must not be disturbed.
  • Any refuge scene whether wildlife, plants, or scenic landscape is eligible. Judges will give extra consideration to a diversity of flora, fauna and scenic content.
  • Photographs will be accepted only from the original photographer who must be 10 to 18 years old and the sole author/owner of the copyright for photos submitted.
  • Color and/or black & white images are allowed.
  • Limited image modifications such as cropping and adjustment of contrast or light levels are allowed: Watermarks, Signatures, or Copyright Notices on the image must be removed prior to submission.
  • Elements or objects not in original scene must not be added.
  • Add-on lenses, filters, and scopes are permitted without restriction.
  • Entries must be submitted by May 1, 2019.
  • Employees or contractors of Pro Photo Supply, participating sponsors, contest judges and those living full-time in the same household are not eligible.
Terms & Conditions
  • Winners will be eligible for a maximum of two (2) prizes per contest year, only one (1) of which may be in the top three placements.
  • Acceptance of prize constitutes consent for Pro Photo Supply, Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to use winners’ names and images for editorial, advertising, promotional literature, publicity, fund raising and web site purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.
  • IMPORTANT: Prize winners will be contacted by Pro Photo Supply by email. All photos submitted MUST have a current contact email and telephone number. It is the responsibility for the winner to reply by email or telephone to Pro Photo Supply that they have received notification of their winning image. If selected winner or a representative does not reply in an appropriate time period, then the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
  • IMPORTANT: Winners must supply a version of the winning photo in a 300 dpi .JPG format no smaller than 12 inches in the longest dimension (3600 pixels) and no smaller than 4 to 8 inches (1200 to 2400 pixels) in the short dimension, within one week of notification. This file size is supported by nearly all of today’s digital cameras.
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