2017-09-07 / Top News

Ding’ Days photo contest deadline Sept. 15

Sept. 15 is the deadline for the “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The contest, sponsored by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society- Friends of the Refuge is held in conjunction with “Ding” Darling Days, Oct. 15-21, (www.dingdarlingdays.com).

For an entry form and other contest information, visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/photo-contests. DDWS will announce winners and award prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, during “Ding” Darling Days.

This year, entries must be submitted electronically to ddamateurphotocontest@gmail.com. DDWS will no longer be accepting photo contest entries by mail. For assistance, call 472-1100 ext. 4 or email shois@dingdarlingsociety.org.

There is a $25 per person entry fee that provides a membership in the society and is used to defray the cost of the contest. One fee covers two entries per person.

Only amateur (all ages) photographers are eligible to enter (may not possess a professional photographer tax identification number for the sale of photographs).

Photos must be taken at J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR and have been taken within two years of entry date.

Each person may enter up to two photos but is eligible to win only one award.

Judging will be anonymous. Please do not put your name or anything that will identify you on your photograph.

Judging will be done on the basis of technical excellence (sharpness, lighting, composition, exposure), originality/ creativity, interest and the ability to be reproduced for publication. ¦

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