We are looking for nature photos that are captured in West Virginia. Photographs will be divided into the categories of Youth (18 and under) and Adult (19 and above) and will be voted on for the Grand Award, the Governor’s Award, and the People’s Choice Award. We will also be presenting the Quick Pic Award for a picture of a special place captured with a smartphone.
Why: Encourage others to care for our state when you share photos that capture the magnificence and wonder of your special place in our beloved Mountain State.
Who: ANYONE! All ages and experience levels welcome! Whether you are a seasoned nature photographer or someone who just purchased your first camera, this contest is for you.
When: Voting will take place April 2014. Winners will be announced at the West Virginia Land Trust’s 2014 Special Places event on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
To Enter: Images must be a high resolution of 300 dpi scaled to 8”x10”. Complete the entry form below or download and fill out the PDF print version. If completing the printed form, email your digital image (must be a high resolution of 300 dpi scaled to 8”x10” to: email@example.com with the exception of smartphone entries) or mail your photo (no larger than 8.5”x17”) to WVLT Photo Contest, P.O. Box 11823 Charleston, WV 25339. The deadline for submission is April 1st, 2014. Please submit no more than two photos per person.
NOTE: If 17 or under, you must print and fill out the PDF form, since a parent/guardian signature is required.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable — other than those rights licensed in the next sentence. By submitting your photo to our Special Places Nature Photography Contest, you hereby grant to The West Virginia Land Trust (i) a non exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photographs you submit to The West Virginia Land Trust, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications. Those participating in the Youth category will need a parent and/or guardian signature to participate. Please download and mail in the form with a parent/guardian signature.