UBG Photo Competition 2015

Photo Contest Poster Letter

This summer, we invite you to participate in the Urquhart Butterfly Garden (UBG) Photo Contest. Take your camera for a walk in the garden and share your best photos with us.

Entry categories:

1 – Butterflies and moths
2 – Insects, Spiders, and Bugs,
3 – Birds and Other Wildlife
4 – Plants and Flowers

Entrants:
Youth 10 – 17
Adult 18+
Please read on for contest details and how to enter.

Awards:
First Prize in each category $50 cash

Honorable Mentions at the discretion of the judges.

Photo Contest Funded by Generous Donations From:
The Conserver Society of Hamilton District and Canadian Tire, Dundas.

Award Ceremony and Exhibit:
The Award Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Air Force Club on King Street East in Dundas.

Judges:
Sandy Bell Conservation Authority; Cathie Coward, Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton; Ken Newcombe, Wildlife Photographer.

Judging criteria will include:
originality, composition, artistic merit, technical skill and correct identification of species.Photo Contest rules Letter

Rules:
– Photos must be taken from the paths of the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, which includes the path along the canal, between Saturday July 11, 2015 & Sunday August 30, 2015
– Photos are to be submitted without any digital editing beyond cropping, adjustments to exposure, sharpness, and minor colour correction.
– Entries must be received by email as digital files at urquhartbutterfly@gmail.com no later than midnight on August 30, 2015
– Enter up to 2 photographs per category (maximum total of 8)
– The Urquhart Butterfly garden reserves the right to use the photographs, with credit, on our web site, in an exhibition, and finalists may be published in the local newspapers.
– Images remain the copyright of the photographer.
Photos should be: high resolution jpg format, maximum size of 5 MB each.

To enter:

Please send a separate email for each category.

In the body of your email include the following information:

Name; Address; Phone Number; Age (if 17 or under); Category; Date and time of day each photo was taken; plus identifying the species which is the subject of each photograph (It’s easy with the internet!)

 

Good Luck!

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