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Press Release

Shoot and Sort Photos Now for 2007 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest

September 15, 2006

Early fall is an optimum time for photographing Alabama’s great outdoors! Showcase those great shots by entering Outdoor Alabama magazine’s 2007 Photo Contest. Winning entries will be published in the February 2007 issue of the magazine, which is published by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

All photos must have been taken in Alabama within the last two years, and wildlife and plant species must be native to the state. Eligible formats include high quality digital images, 35mm slides or larger format transparencies, and 5x7-inch to 8x10-inch color prints.

Photos may be entered in the following categories:

  • Birds -- Native song and game birds.
  • Mammals -- Native mammals (pets and livestock excluded).
  • Reptiles & Amphibians – Native turtles, salamanders, frogs, snakes, etc.
  • Other Native Wildlife -- May include butterflies, insects, 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)

The deadline for entering the contest is October 31, 2006, at 5 p.m. Entries received after this time will be disqualified.

To obtain a complete set of rules and an entry form, call 1-800-262-3151 or write to Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest, 64 N. Union St., Ste. 449, Montgomery, AL 36130; or email magazine@outdooralabama.com. Information can also be obtained on the Department of Conservation’s Web site at www.outdooralabama.com. Winners of previous contests may be seen on the Web site under the Photo Gallery link.

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