2022 PRAC Annual Nature and Outdoors Photography Contest and Exhibit

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Attention Photographers: The Pascagoula River Audubon Center (PRAC) will be accepting photo entries for the 2022 Outdoor and Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit between June 1, 2022 and July 1, 2022.

Our 2021 contest and exhibit was a huge success. We would like to thank each and every one of the participants. There were so many terrific entries, and we are hopeful that this year’s contest will bring even more entries.

This year we have changed a few things, however the basics of the contest will remain the same. All photo entries need to be taken between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022. Photographers may submit up to 5 photos. You may submit your photo entries from June 1, 2022 until July 1, 2022. The entry fee will be $5 per photo. All finalist will have their photographs on display in the PRAC River Room Photo Exhibit from August 6, 2022 until October 1, 2022.

Eligibility: The Exhibition is open to all residents of the United States ages 5 and older. Entrants must submit a digital link via email of up to five (5) Photographs depicting wildlife or nature components on, in, or around Mississippi. Photographs must depict a nature or outdoor theme. Topics may include but are not limited to: birds, other animals, spring migration, working on the river, new life, vegetation, and weather. All Photographs must have been taken between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022. Photographs taken outside these dates will be disqualified.

Any form of photographic manipulation that alters the original intent of the image is not permitted. Standard optimization of images (cropping, elimination of dust spots, minor adjustments to color, contrast and sharpening) is allowed. The removal, or manipulation, of colors contained within the original image to enable the production of monochrome images is permitted.

How to Enter: To submit photographs, email a completed Entrance Form and your digital photographs to prac@audubon.org. No hard copies will be accepted.

Requirements: Photographs must meet the following requirements:

· Photographs must be submitted by 5 p.m. on July 1, 2022, by email to prac@audubon.org and must include a completed entry form.

· Photographs must not contain signatures, watermarks or any other identifying marks.

· All photographers selected for exhibition must be able to produce original jpg’s or raw files with complete EXIF data.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $5 per submission. Registration is not complete until the entry form, digital submission of photographs and entry payment are received by PRAC. A link for payment options will be posted July 1, 2022

Judging: Judging will be conducted by a three judge panel to be appointed by the PRAC. Judging will be based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. The decisions of the Judges will be final. Entrants will receive notification via email no later than July 24, 2022 if their photograph/s were selected for Exhibition. Selected photograph(s) must be printed and framed in dimensions as noted on the entry form (photos must be larger than 6” length/width, and smaller than 24” length/width) and delivered to the Pascagoula River Audubon Center no later than 3 p.m. August 3, 2022. All selected work must be gallery-ready for hanging when delivered to the Center. The three judge panel will consist of locally-known photographers TBA.

To register and receive full contest guidelines, click HERE to provide your contact information.

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