Outdoor Alabama Magazine Announces Photo Contest

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Outdoor Alabama magazine, the official publication of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is sponsoring a photo contest, with winning entries to be published in the February 2004 issue.

Photo subject categories are (1) Birds, (2) Mammals, (3) Reptiles, Amphibians, or Fish, (4) Other Wildlife (butterflies, insects, etc.), (5) Scenic/Pictorial – photos in which landmarks, scenery or inanimate objects are prominent; site location required for this category, (6) Recreational Activities – people enjoying the outdoors; outdoor people in action, and (7) Flora – wildflowers, foliage, fruiting bodies, other parts of plants or trees.

The contest is limited to 35mm color slides or larger format transparencies, or 5x7-inch or larger color prints. Unaltered high quality (300 dpi) digital images are also acceptable. No black and white photos will be accepted. All photos must be taken in Alabama and species must be native to the state. No more than 20 entries will be accepted from any one photographer. The contest is open to any photographer except employees of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and members of their immediate families. Previously published images are not eligible.

All photos will become the property of ADCNR.  By submitting an entry, photographers grant permission to ADCNR to publish winning photos in any publication or on its web site. Appropriate credit will be given where such photos are used.

Judging staff will make selections based on quality, composition, content, originality, uniqueness, creativity, and general appeal. In addition to having their winning entries printed in Outdoor Alabama magazine, first place winners in each category will receive five rolls of slide film. Second place winners in each category will receive three rolls of slide film. The judges reserve the right to decide whether a category contains work which merits awards.

For entry form and a complete list of contest rules, write to Photo Contest, Outdoor Alabama, 64 N. Union St., Ste. 449, Montgomery, AL 36130, or call 1-800-262-3151. Deadline for entering the contest is October 31, 2003, at 5 p.m.

For Outdoor Alabama subscription information, call toll-free 1-877-339-0508.