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2013 grand-prize winner “Great Blue Herons” on the Ausable River by Howard Arndt

Photography Contest Guidelines

Submissions: Black-and-white and color prints (no larger than 8″x10″) and high-resolution digital images (300 dpi or higher) may be submitted. Do not submit panoramics or cell phone images. Digital images should be 8 bit (NOT 16 bit) saved on CD or uploaded on our website as tiff, jpeg or psd files. Please name each file with your name and a number from 1 to 5 (i.e., JohnSmith1.jpg). Images submitted by CD must include a color or black-and-white printout (full-size or thumbnails); physical printouts are not required for images submitted online.

Mounted or framed prints, slides, color negatives and photo books are not accepted.

All photos must be taken in the Adirondack Park. Make sure the subject is in sharp focus and the horizon line is level. See our Photography Tips page for more pointers. Each entrant may submit up to 5 photographs total. Categories may include People, Recreation, Landscape, Wildlife, Macro, Alternative Process and Black and White. Other creative categories are encouraged. There is no entry fee. THE BACK OF EACH PHOTO MUST BE LABELED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S NAME, ADDRESS AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE IMAGE. Unlabeled prints will not be accepted. Professional photographers’ submissions will not be considered.

Mailing: Entries will NOT be returned. Enclose an inventory list of numbered images—including locations where images were taken. SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT AN INVENTORY LIST WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for acknowledging receipt of your material.

Judging: Entries will be judged according to the overall quality of the photograph, with special attention paid to composition, exposure, focus, color and general interest.

Deadline: All submissions must be sent to Adirondack Life Photography Contest, Box 410, Jay, NY 12941 and postmarked no later than December 1, 2014. Winners will be announced in Adirondack Life’s April 2015 issue.

Prizes, Awards and Usage: A grand prize of free admission to the signature fall workshop sponsored by the Adirondack Photography Institute in 2015 will be awarded for the best image. First, second and third prizes will be awarded to traditional color entries, black-and-white and/or wildlife photos. The judges may also select images for honorable mention or special categories. Winners will receive a commemorative pottery bowl or mug. Winners agree to have images published in print and online. Winning images may be used with full credit for promotion of subsequent contests.

ADIRONDACK LIFE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MATERIAL LOST, DAMAGED OR MISDIRECTED IN THE MAIL.