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Deadline: 1st June 2010
Entry Fee: $10


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Youth and Adult Outdoor Photography Contest

mississippiwildlifeYouth ages 10 – 18 and adults are invited to submit photographs for entry no later than June 1, 2010 to 855 S. Pear Orchard Road, Suite 500, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Overall winners will be announced Sunday, August 8, 2010 during the 24th Annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza at the Trade Mart in Jackson, MS.

YOUTH DIVISIONS
10 – 12
13 – 15
16 – 18
ADULT
Open to anyone over age 18

Categories
Mississippi’s Natural Landscapes
Wildlife Birds (Wildlife must be native to MS)
Wildlife Other (Wildlife must be native to MS)
People (People must be engaged in some type of outdoor activity – hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, etc.)
Floral Macro
Macro (Wildlife / Nature)

Contest Rules
Entrants are limited to three (3) entries per category.

Each entry must have a completed registration form attached.

Entries must be received by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation no later than June 1, 2010.

No submission may be manipulated prior to entry (adding or removing objects that were not there when the photograph was taken, no special effects).

Instructions
Submit unmatted, unframed photograph as an 8X10 or 8X12 only. This rule applies to digital, film and slide photographs. Photo must be printed on a good quality photo paper.

Attach completed registration form on back of each entry.

Attach envelope in which negative is enclosed on back of each entry with your name and negative number printed on the envelope. If negative strip contains the negative of more than one entry, indicate that on the envelope. If you submit a CD instead of negatives, make sure the JPEG image is 300 DPI and sized to an 8×12 for enlargement purposes. All photographs submitted may be placed on one CD. Slides are also accepted but photographs must be printed for judging purposes.

Enclose $10.00 shipping and handling fee and mail to the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, 855 S. Pear Orchard Road, Suite 500, Ridgeland, MS no later than June 1, 2010. This fee is $10.00 per person NOT per picture entered.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The first place photograph in each category and age group will be enlarged courtesy of Digital Imaging Group , LLC (601/939-2008) to an 8X10 for display during the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza scheduled for August 6-8, 2010 at the Trade Mart in Jackson, MS. These photographs will also be displayed on our website, www.mswildlife.org. From these finalists one will be picked as the Best Overall Photograph in both the Adult and Youth Divisions and awarded a $300 gift certificate each. The winning photographs will also be published in MWF’s magazine, Mississippi Wildlife (possible cover) and other MWF publications. The overall winner in each division will be announced on stage at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2010. All pictures, negatives, slides and/or CDs will be returned via mail by August 31, 2010. Finalists’ enlarged photographs may be used by MWF as display material for educational programs. Appropriate credit will be given to photographers.

The first place photograph in each category and age group will be enlarged courtesy of Digital Imaging Group , LLC (601/939-2008) to an 8X10 for display during the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza scheduled for August 6-8, 2010 at the Trade Mart in Jackson, MS. These photographs will also be displayed on our website, www.mswildlife.org. From these finalists one will be picked as the Best Overall Photograph in both the Adult and Youth Divisions and awarded a $300 gift certificate each. The winning photographs will also be published in MWF’s magazine, Mississippi Wildlife (possible cover) and other MWF publications. The overall winner in each division will be announced on stage at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2010. All pictures, negatives, slides and/or CDs will be returned via mail by August 31, 2010. Finalists’ enlarged photographs may be used by MWF as display material for educational programs. Appropriate credit will be given to photographers. ELIGIBILITY: Youth Ages 10-18 and Adults Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: By entering photographs in this contest I grant the Mississippi Wildlife Federation unrestricted rights to use said photographs (not to be resold or for profit) as long as appropriate credit is given to the photographer.


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