|Outdoor Alabama magazine announces its 2006
Photo Contest, with winning entries to be published in the February 2006
issue. The contest is open to any amateur photographer except employees of
the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and members of
their immediate families. An amateur is defined as someone who does not
earn most of his or her living from photography.
Photos must have been taken within the past two years, and previously
published images are not eligible. All photos must have been taken in
Alabama and species must be native to the state.
Eligible formats include 35mm slides or larger format transparencies,
5x7-inch to 8x10-inch color prints, and unaltered high quality (300 dpi)
digital images. No black and white photos, please.
Photos may be entered in the following categories:
Birds -- Native song and game birds.
Mammals -- Native mammals (pets and livestock excluded).
Reptiles & Amphibians – Native turtles, salamanders, frogs, snakes, etc.
Other Native Wildlife -- May include butterflies, insects, etc.
Scenic/Pictorial -- Photos in which natural landmarks, scenery or inanimate
objects are prominent; site location required for this category.
Nature-Based Activities -- people enjoying recreation such as boating,
fishing, hiking, hunting, camping (sports such as baseball and football are
Wild Native Flora -- wildflowers, foliage, fruiting bodies, other parts of
plants or trees (cultivated flowers, shrubs, etc. are excluded)
In addition to having their winning entries printed in Outdoor Alabama,
prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category.
Certificates will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.
By submitting an entry, photographers grant permission to the Alabama
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to publish winning photos
in any publication or on its Web site. However, the photographer also
retains the right to use the photo. No photos will be returned.
The deadline for entering the contest is October 31, 2005, at 5 p.m.
Entries received after this time will be disqualified.
To obtain a complete set of rules and an entry form, call 1-800-262-3151 or
write to Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest, 64 N. Union St., Ste. 449,
Montgomery, AL 36130; or email email@example.com. Information can
also be obtained
http://www.outdooralabama.com/. Winners of the 2005 contest may be viewed in the
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise
stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources
through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State
Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.