The Texas Forest Trail Region invites photographers to enter the “We Pine for East Texas” Photography Competition, Spring 2013. Show us your pride in our area through evocative, full-color images that showcase the wonder, the uniqueness and the character of the Texas Forest Trail Region, a 35-county area of East Texas.
Suggested ideas for the photo subjects are regional events, family fun, nature scenes, East Texas heritage, remarkable East Texans, and the unique ways of East Texas culture. The submitted photos will be used in publications and social media to market the region and credit is given to the photographers.
Images are judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and support for the mission of Texas Forest Trail Region.
The Texas Forest Trail Region’s 35 counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Walker, and Wood.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Four Blue Ribbon winners $250 each
Five Red Ribbon winners $100 each
One Fan Favorite ($100).
Best in Shelby County ($250).
Best in Nacogdoches ($250)
ELIGIBILITY: US / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Photos will be disqualified if the photo shows damage to the environment by the photographer, or infringes on the rights of any other photographer or person or copyrights, or is of distasteful content.
USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting your photo to the “We Pine for East Texas” Spring 2013 Photography Competition, you grant Texas Forest Trail Region a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.
Use the photograph in Texas Forest Trail Region’s non-commercial communications.
Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, Texas Forest Trail Region-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.
In connection with the Photo Contest, use of your name, city, and state of residence in promotions and other publications.
Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.