Atlas of Life Photography Competition 2015

Following the great success of last year’s photography competition, we have again decided to add a FILM section to this years’ competition – and give our judges more time to do their work!

Open to all Members. Everyone who Registers on the Atlas of Life website is a Member. This competition is to celebrate the wonderful biodiversity in our region. Your entries create a gallery of great images for us all to enjoy. You are all taking wonderful pictures to add to your sightings on the Atlas, so this is your chance to share the best of them!

Overall first prize is two nights at a luxurious Tanja Lagoon Camp safari tent see: tanjalagooncamp.org.au , other prizes are $100 and a $100 voucher for Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant see: wheelersoysters.com.au , kindly donated by Jacqui Smith

Winners will be announced on November 25th and all the winning images will be displayed at the Wallagoot catchment BioBlitz December 4th and subsequently at the Atlas/Marine Society Christmas Dinner December 15th, after which time they will be exhibited at libraries around the Shire.

ENTRY FORM

Entry Form

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Maximum size 2MB

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TERMS and CONDITIONS

STILL PHOTOGRAPHS

We will put all the photos into our competition gallery – click the Photo comp button on the right of the Home page to enter your images

There are nine categories:

1. Underwater, 2. Marine and intertidal species, 3. Terrestrial vertebrates (excludes birds), 4. Invertebrates, 5. Birds,

6. Flora and Fungi 7. Nightlife 8. Under 16 years of age 9. Atlanats at work (Atlas Naturalists)

How to enter

Choose your favourite photo – decide in which category it will be entered and enter it through the website page above
Give it a title, its category number and tell us about the subject and how the photo was taken in 50 words
Maximum file size 2MB
submit your files for judging as a JPEG of 1200 pixels along the longest side
You may send several entries

How will the photos be judged?

Judging will be by a panel based on:

interest
aesthetics
composition
high technical standards such as sharpness and correct exposure

Conditions of entry

Maximum 5 entries per category

If you send more than 5 entries per category the later ones will not be considered

Supplied online, maximum file size 2MB
Supplied with title and up to 50 word description
Must be taken by person whose name is on the entry form
Competition open to everyone who has Registered to log sightings on the ALCW website
Entries must be received by November 8th 2015
Photographs that have been digitally manipulated will not be accepted. Minor alterations to contrast or brightness are the only exceptions to this rule
Winners will be announced on November 25th and all the winning images will be displayed at the Wallagoot catchment BioBlitz  December 4th and subsequently at the Atlas Christmas Dinner December 15th, after which time they will be exhibited at libraries around the Shire
There will be one winner for each category and one overall winner. Prizes to be announced shortly
Winners, Highly Commended and Finalists will be notified by email
The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness may use images for Atlas publications and for promotional purposes. Copyright and intellectual property of the images remains the property of the photographer

FILM

How will the films be judged?

Judging will be by a panel based on:

interest
aesthetics
composition
high technical standards such as sharpness and correct exposure
Conditions of entry;

Film maximum length three minutes.
Must be a film of the natural world (eg. animal behavior, or marine life)
Category 1. Land or sky
Category 2. Marine
Submitted on a thumb drive or SD card
Local footage only (Coastal Wilderness) See under “Our Atlas”, but roughly from Montagu Island to Gabo Island and inland to the Great Dividing Range
You warrant that you own the rights to your film and allow the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness to share your film in full or in part for non-commercial purposes royalty free
You retain copyright to the content of your film and can share or sell the content of your film as you wish
Please send a copy of your film to: Libby Hepburn, 19 The Point, Tura Beach, NSW 2548 Including the following information: Your Name, Phone Number, Email, Film Title and summary of the film (up to 50 words) and your signature. Please also email us to let us know you have sent an entry.

Good Luck everyone and we can’t wait to see what wonderful things you have been finding in the Coastal Wilderness this year!