Field and Forest Bi-Monthly Photo Contest Rules 1. The competition is open to amateurs and professionals. 2. Entries may be color or black and white digital scans. Scans should be no larger than 800 by 600 pixels at 72 dpi. and no smaller than 640 by 480 pixels at 72 dpi. Eligible photos should be no more than 3 years old. Please do not send prints or slides to Field and Forest. Please keep your file sizes down to no more than 800 - 900 kb per image (compressed size). No allowances will be made for poor-quality scans. 3. You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright in all photos entered. Images must not have been digitally altered in any way other than necessary burning, dodging and cropping. 4. Your e-mail address must be included with each entry. 5. Up to 3 photos may be entered. No photo may be entered more than once each year. Please include the following details with your submission: your name and e-mail address, a title for the photo, a brief statement about your thoughts about the photo, where the photo was taken, when it was taken and the equipment used to take it. Please note that Field and Forest does not allow names, logos or writing on photo entries. These markings must be removed prior to submission. 6. You must declare if a photo has been taken in captivity or conditions that are unnatural. If cruel or unethical practices are suspected, the photo will be disqualified. 7. Domestic animals (cats, dogs, cows, etc) are not eligible subjects.Generally speaking this would also mean no photos any domestic livestock. 8. Judges appointed by Field and Forest will choose the winners. The judges' decision on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition's judging and Field and Forest. 9. Should the quality of entries fall below the standard required, Field and Forest Company reserves the right not to award prizes. 10. First, second and third place awards will be chosen. Winners will be notified via e-mail as soon as judging is completed. Winning and honorable mention photos will be published in the contest gallery at Field and Forest. First place winners will receive a certificate and $25 US dollars paid via personal check. Second place will receive a certificate and a gift of our choice from Field and Forest. Third place will receive a certificate. All winning entries and any honorable mentions will be published in the contest gallery. Individual photographers retain all copyrights to their work. 11. Photos exhibited in the Field and Forest Members Galleries are eligible for submission to the contest provided they are within the guidelines persented on this page.
12. At the end of each contest year all winners will be included in a judging for a special Field and Forest Photograph of the Year award. 13. Entries may be selected for display in a special nature photo gallery at Field and Forest. We will make every effort to contact you prior to any display of your work at Field and Forest. Your photos will never be used by Field and Forest in any manner for marketing, advertising or sale. Your photos will always receive our complete respect. We would like permission to exhibit non-winners in a future single image gallery. However, we will do everything possible to seek your permission if your photo is chosen for this gallery. Otherwise consider that your submission is your agreement that the photo can be used at the Field and Forest website without notification or renumeration. On the other hand, your photo will not be used in any manner for our profitable gain. (Relax. Even our own photos at the site bring us no profits .) 16. Field and Forest reserves the right to change the contest rules without prior notification. 17. The deadline for entries is the last day of each even numbered month. This is a bi-monthly contest.
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