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TWDB ADMIN August 15, 2013
This drought photo campaign is a collaborative effort of Texas Water Development Board, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Department of Agriculture. Please tag photos with location taken. For complete rules, go to

Group Description

The photo campaign is over, but this historic record of Texas drought will remain online and you can still add images.

A large part of Texas is in drought, some parts of the state in record-breaking drought. But we’re a big state, and we don’t always get to see what is happening in the far flung—or sometimes even neighboring—regions.

We’d like Texans to help us capture what the drought looks like for them. It could be a dry creek bed, withered crops, wildfires, and signs indicating burn bans. But it could also be native plants that are flourishing despite the drought, creative water conservation measures in your homes, or other innovative water solutions to our drought-prone climate.

From August-October 2013, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) invited Texans to share their photographs of drought. We’ll showcase your work on our Flickr pages, other social media accounts, and our websites.

Some of the most compelling photos will be exhibited at the Texas State Capitol October 28-November 1, 2013.

You may submit your photographs to our Flickr group at This is a public webpage that anyone with an internet connection can view, even those who are not members of Flickr. You may also post your photographs to Twitter and Instagram. Please use the hashtag #txdrought. The Instagram account is texasdrought.

How to share your pictures with us on Flickr

1.You can sign into Flickr using your Facebook, Google or Yahoo account.
2.If you’re a member of Flickr
a.Click on “Join this Group” at the top of the page for What does your Texas Drought look like? Anyone can join.
b.Click on “Add Photos” to upload your pictures.
c.Click on “Invite friends” to spread the word to others.
3.If you’re not a member of Flickr
a.It’s free and easy to join, so consider joining.
b.If you don’t want to join, we will upload a maximum of three photos for you.
c.Email your photos to: with “Texas Drought” in the subject.
d.Include a title, caption, and location of the photo.
e.Include your name and current city, so we can give you full credit for your work.
f.We will not disclose your email address on Flickr.

Rules and conditions

•This is not a contest, simply an invitation to share your Texas drought photos with others.
•Tag your photos with the location, time it was taken (month/year) and any appropriate key words.
•All photographs must be your own work, and you must own the right to distribute the image.
•You must have the consent of those whose faces are visible in the image. Upon request, you may be required to provide a release for each individual in the photograph.
•All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.
•Photographs must not contain nudity, violent or offensive material, or trademarked and copyrighted images.
•TDA, TPWD, and/or TWDB reserve the right to reject or remove any photo, for any reason.
•By sharing your photographs, participants thereby release and hold harmless the TDA, TPWD, and/or TWDB, and their employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this photo project, including injuries, loss or damage arising out of allegations or claims of copyright violation.
•You must review and consent to the terms of service for Flickr, Instagram and/or Twitter.

Rights to photos

Your photographs will help educate Texans on the critical nature of drought and water conservation. By providing the photographs, you will be helping TWDB, TDA, and TPWD manage and conserve the state’s water resources. Thank you for helping us with that important mission.

Subject to the terms of service Flickr, Instagram and/or Twitter or other social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, you will retain all rights to any photograph you submit—including ownership if applicable. By submitting photos to the informational campaign What does your Texas drought look like?, you grant the TDA, TPWD, and TWDB a nonexclusive right and royalty free license, in perpetuity, to:

•Publish the images for the TDA’s, TPWD’s, and TWDB’s purposes in any format, including on their websites, other social media accounts and in the agencies’ publications or presentations, such as newsletters, brochures, fundraising appeals, public service announcements, grant proposals, reports, awards, thank-you cards, displays, mailings and invitations.
• Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support the agencies’ missions and be properly credited.
•As conditions of this permission, the TDA, TPWD, and TWDB shall credit all photographs with the caption “© Person's Name” when the full name is available or by the participant’s username when the participant’s full name is unavailable.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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