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2021 Friends of Blackwater Photo Contest
The Friends of Blackwater (FOB) are hosting a digital photo contest during the months of October and November 2021 to showcase Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and raise funds for Refuge projects. Visitors are invited to submit photos taken between January 1, 2019 and November 30, 2021, in Refuge areas open to the public, which includes the Wildlife Drive, land trails, paddling trails, the Visitor Center butterfly garden, and Refuge property along Maple Dam Road.
David Harp and Nikhil Bahl will judge digital submissions for the contest. Winners and honorable mentions will be announced in February 2022. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive monetary awards and will be invited to exhibit framed prints of the winning submissions at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center in time for the Eagle Festival in March 2022.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Fees: $30 for up to first three (3), $10 for each additional photo. Maximum of 6 photos total.
Awards in each photo category: 1st Place- $100, 2nd Place- $75, 3rd Place- $50.
Youth: Ages 13-17 as of October 1, 2021.
Fees: Free to enter. Maximum of 3 photos total.
Awards in each photo category: 1st Place- $50, 2nd Place- $25, 3rd Place- $15. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Credit will be given to the photographer. USAGE RIGHTS: The photographer grants unlimited use of the photos by FOB and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as described under Photographer's Rights.
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