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Deadline: June 14th, 2015
Winner is: Judged
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Entry Fee: 1 or 2 images: $11.99 US, 3 or 4 images: $19.99 US

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Raptors at Risk

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The Peregrine Fund launches its first juried international photography exhibition, “Raptors at Risk”

BOISE, Idaho – The Peregrine Fund is seeking photographs featuring the majestic beauty and precarious circumstances of birds of prey around the world for its new juried photo exhibition. Entries will be accepted May 1 and winners will be announced July 11.

The theme, “Raptors at Risk,” offers professional and amateur photographers an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to the true life stories of eagles, hawks, falcons, and other often-misunderstood birds of prey.

The exhibition is sanctioned by The Photographic Society of America, the only organization in the United States and one of only four in the world authorized to oversee the work of accomplished photographers. It will operate under the new 2015 international Nature Division rules that reward the story-telling content of a photograph as well as the pictorial quality. Organizers expect these rules to attract birders, naturalists, and nature and wildlife photographers.

“The Nature rules encourage amateur photographers with access to true wildlife situations faced by birds of prey to compete with the more polished entries of advanced photographers,” said Amy Siedenstrang, art director for The Peregrine Fund.

Entries will be judged by a panel of expert outdoor and wildlife photographers. The winners will receive PSA gold, silver, and bronze medals, Honorable Mention ribbons, and The Peregrine Fund’s own Raptors at Risk Award along with prizes from sponsors, including Vortex Optics and B&H Photo.

Rules and more information is available online: http://www.peregrinefund.org/raptors-at-risk

A catalog of all entries will be published online. The winning entries and other selected images will be displayed in the visitor center at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho. If they choose, entrants also can compete to have their images selected for the organization’s

2016 Birds of Prey calendar, which is distributed free to members and sold to the public to raise funds for The Peregrine Fund’s many raptor conservation projects around the world.

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The Peregrine Fund was founded in 1970 to restore the then critically endangered Peregrine Falcon, which was subsequently removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1999. That success encouraged the organization to expand its focus and apply its experience and understanding to raptor conservation efforts on behalf of 140 species in 66 countries worldwide, including the Bald Eagle, California Condor and Aplomado Falcon in the United States. The organization is non-political, solution-oriented and hands-on, with a mission to:

 Restore rare species through captive breeding and releases.

 Improve local capacity for conservation through training and support.

 Conduct scientific research on little-known species and solve conservation problems.

 Provide environmental education.

 Conserve habitat.

The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center opened in 1994 at the World Center for Birds of Prey, which was established by The Peregrine Fund in Boise, Idaho, in 1984. The interpretive center features interactive displays, multi-media shows, and live demonstrations with hawks, falcons, eagles and owls. Visitors may observe live endangered California Condors and Aplomado Falcons. The environmental education program has three components: general public, school-endorsed programs, and outreach. All three use live raptors as an avenue for promoting conservation of birds of prey and their habitat. The interpretive center draws approximately 30,000 visitors annually.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Spotting Scope from Vortex Optics

$100 B&H Photo

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COPYRIGHT: The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Reasonable efforts will be made to
prevent the unauthorized sharing of online images; however, entrants should understand that such risk is
inherent in the medium. USAGE RIGHTS: LICENSE AGREEMENT
The Entry Form includes a License Agreement as follows: By virtue of submitting this entry I hereby give
The Peregrine Fund/World Center for Birds of Prey permission to use my submitted and accepted images
in the manners listed under “Licensed Uses” as part of this agreement. I am of Legal Age, and own all
rights to these images, including copyright, or my parent or guardian gives permission on my behalf if I
am not of Legal Age.
Licensed Uses: Submitted and accepted images may be used by The Peregrine Fund:
• In public exhibitions as required by PSA sanction of this exhibition.
• In educational programs to be presented in a projected slide show format on the premises of the World
Center for Birds of Prey, or under the control of an authorized representative of The Peregrine Fund,
that does not allow program viewers access to individual images.
• In low resolution postings of acceptances on a web site as part of an entrant’s catalog of acceptances
and/or as a public promotion of this exhibition and future Raptors At Risk exhibitions.

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