August 11-13, 2017
The nature photography competition held during the Art in Nature Photo Festival is open to Professional, Amateur and Youth photographers. All photos are submitted in printed format with a finished canvas size of either 8”x10” or 11”x14” without matting, mounting or framing. Entries are displayed in the museum until the end of the festival on Sunday. First place winning photos will be exhibited in the Welcome Gallery of the museum for up to three months.
All photos must be original photographs and correctly reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder with nothing added to the image, and aside from dust spots, nothing taken away; and have been taken within the last two years. Categories for Professional and Amateur photos include: Birds, Plants and animals other than birds, Landscape/scenery, Black & White, Nature macro/micro photos and Smart Device. Smart Device and macro are for Amateur and Youth only. Entries are judged Saturday evening on basis of originality/uniqueness, creativity, content, composition, and photographic quality. All decisions made by the judges are final. Mail- Ins will be accepted through August 10, 2017. https://www.wardmuseum.org/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx