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We would love to see how you live, learn and love through the lakes and streams. Our annual photo contest, “Picture Your Watershed” is an important way that we can connect with our community, and show others how awesome it is to live in the land of the lakes!
TWF 2019 Photo Contest Rules and Conditions
Be sure to read the following rules, terms and legal conditions before submitting any photos! Click here to read the legal conditions. The Watershed Foundation Photography Competition is open to participants of all ages.
WHAT TO ENTER:
We are looking for images that showcase the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed. Click here for a map of the watershed.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER:
Each photo must be submitted electronically, through this website or the form on the Watershed Foundation Facebook fan page. Please be sure to review the Rules and Terms and fill out all required fields when submitting photos.
All photos submitted must include the photographer’s name and contact information, location the image was taken, and the category in which to photo is to be judged.
ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING:
Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to TWF upon request.
Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. Images will be judged in the following categories:
Lovin’ the Lakes: People engaged in lake activities – tubing, swimming, walking along the shore, etc
Wet ‘n’ Wildlife: Animals and wildlife
Nature’s Studio: Landscapes and watery reflections
The judges will consist of a panel of qualified individuals. TWF shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final. TWF may request that winning photographs be submitted to TWF in their original resolution via email.
Deadline for submitting entries is December 31, 2019. Voting for the People’s Choice Awards will run from January 1 – January 31, 2020.
Your photographs help TWF complete its mission of protecting and improving water quality in the lakes and streams of the Upper Tippecanoe Watershed. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.
When you submit your photograph to the TWF Photography Contest, you grant TWF a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.