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Deadline: Aug 10, 2018
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Amateur & Professional: Ward Museum Members first 3 photos $15, Non-Members first 3 photos $20, Youth first photo free, additional photos $3 each up to 10 photo can be submitted.

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Art in Nature Photo Festival

Art in Nature Photo Festival

Eighth Annual Art in Nature Photo Festival

Salisbury, MD— The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, will host the eighth annual Art in Nature Photo Festival on August 10-12, 2018. Photography enthusiasts are invited to show their creative side during the three-day event which includes a keynote lecture.

A highlight of the weekend will be Ansel’s America: An Ansel Adams Special Exhibit with a keynote presentation by Ken Basile on Friday evening at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s Legacy Center, there will be a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. The lecture will be on the work of Ansel Adams and several other noted nature photographers. In addition, the photography of Ansel Adams will be on display starting with the VIP reception and will run until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Admission wristband to the VIP reception, keynote lecture, and seminars throughout the weekend is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students (K-12) and free to Museum Members, SU, and Competitors. Admission to the galleries is free the month of August, which includes the gallery showcase of Art in Nature photo entries, thanks to sponsor Value Carpet One.

Participants may compete in the photo competition in either the professional, amateur or youth divisions and may enter photographs in any of six categories:
• Birds
• Plants and animals other than birds
• Landscape/scenery
• Black and white
• Nature Macro\Micro photography (amateur & youth only)
• Smart Device (amateur & youth only)

Rules, entry fees, and competition details are available online at www.wardmuseum.org. Youth photographers may enter one photo free thanks to the Bill Wallen Memorial Fund.

Photographers compete not only for bragging rights, but also for their chance at top prizes, which includes cash, gift certificates, and photo accessories.

Lectures, seminars and workshops are offered throughout the weekend, as well. These learning opportunities are suited for photographers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and touch on a wide range of topics.

For a complete listing of activities, hotel packages, competition rules and prizes visit the Ward Museum website at www.wardmuseum.org or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: 2018 PRIZES

The following prizes are awarded. Grand Champion winning photograph is selected from all entries and is not be eligible for other prizes. The Best in Division winner is chosen from the Best in Categories for the Professional and Amateur Divisions.

Grand Champion will receive: Rosette, $750, Wimberley Full Gimbal Tripod Head, One year membership to the Ward Museum, Four copies of Ward Museum journal, Four multi-day tickets to the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival in 2019, Photo on display in the Ward Museum galleries and published in Ward Museum journal.

Award Professional Best in Division will receive: Rosette, $450, $100 Gift Certificate to Wimberley, Free Exhibitor Booth at the 2019 Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival, Photo displayed in the Ward Museum galleries and published in Ward Museum journal

Award Professional Amateur Best in Division will receive: Rosette, $350, $100 Gift Certificate to Wimberley, Four multi-day tickets to the 2019 Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival, Photo displayed in the Ward Museum galleries and published in Ward Museum journal.

Amateur & Profession Category (5) Prizes:

First: Rosette, One year membership to the Ward Museum, Four copies of Ward Museum journal, Two multi-day tickets to the Ward World Championship in 2019, Photo displayed in the Ward Museum galleries.

Second & Third: Ribbon

Bill Wallen Memorial Youth Division

A Best in Youth will be chosen from all the Bill Wallen Memorial Youth entries.

Best in Youth will receive: Rosette, $150, $100 Gift Certificate to Wimberley, One week of Photo Camp at the Ward Museum in 2019, One year membership to the Ward Museum, Four copies of Ward Museum journal, Four multi-day tickets to the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival in 2019, Photo on display in the Ward Museum galleries and published in Ward Museum journal.

Second and Third place receive ribbons.

Honorable mention may be awarded in the Amateur and Youth divisions. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Intellectual Property Rights: Photographers retain all their rights to any photograph entered into the competition and show. However, all entrants or their parent or guardians by entering an image grant the Ward Museum a royalty-free, non-exclusive right to:

• To display the photograph in its galleries from Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2018.

If an entered photograph wins Best in Show or first, second, or third in any category of any division, you or your guardian grant the Ward Museum, by acceptance of the award, ownership of the submitted print and a high-resolution digital copy of the image (to be provided by you to the Ward Museum by August 31, 2018) and royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to:

• Display the photograph in its galleries and on its websites and use the photograph in any of its educational programs, publications, fund-raising, advertising, e-mails, social media outreach efforts, and other activities;
• Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media;
• Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for Ward Museum related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, and other; and
• Use your name, city, and state in promotions and other activities in connection with any of the above activities,
• Best in Show, Best in Division, People’s Choice, i.e. any first place winning printed photograph will remain at the Ward Museum and be added to the Museum’s collection.

The Ward Museum will endeavor to credit all photographs with your full name and copyright date except for winning photographs. The name, city, and state of a winning entry in the Youth division will be requested from a parent or guardian before publishing the name of any Youth division winner. USAGE RIGHTS: Intellectual Property Rights: Photographers retain all their rights to any photograph entered into the competition and show. However, all entrants or their parent or guardians by entering an image grant the Ward Museum a royalty-free, non-exclusive right to:

• To display the photograph in its galleries from Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2018.

If an entered photograph wins Best in Show or first, second, or third in any category of any division, you or your guardian grant the Ward Museum, by acceptance of the award, ownership of the submitted print and a high-resolution digital copy of the image (to be provided by you to the Ward Museum by August 31, 2018) and royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to:

• Display the photograph in its galleries and on its websites and use the photograph in any of its educational programs, publications, fund-raising, advertising, e-mails, social media outreach efforts, and other activities;
• Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media;
• Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for Ward Museum related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, and other; and
• Use your name, city, and state in promotions and other activities in connection with any of the above activities,
• Best in Show, Best in Division, People’s Choice, i.e. any first place winning printed photograph will remain at the Ward Museum and be added to the Museum’s collection.

The Ward Museum will endeavor to credit all photographs with your full name and copyright date except for winning photographs. The name, city, and state of a winning entry in the Youth division will be requested from a parent or guardian before publishing the name of any Youth division winner.

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