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Deadline: January 21, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $35 for 1st image, $10 for each additional image

Earth Through a Lens

Earth Through a Lens (ETAL), a tax-exempt non-profit organization based in Palm Springs, CA, is pleased to announce its third annual juried photo competition and display focused on promoting a sustainable environment.  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 21 JANUARY 2012

Photographers living in North America are invited to submit up to 4 digital images of the natural environment and/or human impact on the environment. A professional jury will select 30-50 images for public display from April 1- June 30, 2012. Judging is conducted anonymously. The finalists will be invited to submit a print of their photograph(s) for the display at a public facility in Rancho Mirage, CA that receives over 1,000 visitors per day.

Digital images will be accepted from photographers living in North America through the web portal from late October 2011 until January 7, 2012 (closing time January 6, 2012 at midnight MST). Entry fees of $35 for the first image and $10 for each additional image (up to 4 images in total) must be paid through the web portal using credit cards. A discount will be offered for “early birds” who submit by November 30, 2011. For those not familiar with the web portal, please allow ample time to navigate this site, register with, and upload images.

The primary categories for submission are:

The natural environment
• Water
• Mountains
• Deserts
• Air (clouds/ wind/smoke)
Human impact on the environment
• Consumption
• Recycling
• Destruction
• Restoration

Additional themes include
• Natural environmental disasters
• Energy production and use
• Global warming
• The human figure in the environment
• transportation

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The top three images will be published in the April issue of Palm Springs Life magazine and cash prizes ranging from $500-1,000 will be awarded. All of the finalists will have their photographs published in the ETAL2012 catalog and will have the opportunity of selling their work. A public award ceremony and reception will be held to celebrate Earth Day. ELIGIBILITY: Photographers living in North America Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain copyright USAGE RIGHTS: All finalists photos are included in a PDF-formatted catalog
All finalists photos are included on gallery page of our website with watermark protection
Top images are included in an article published by Palm Springs Life magazine
Some images may be used for ETAL promotion (e.g. future calls for entry) and photographers will be identified

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