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Group Description

The Clean Water Act was passed to ensure that America’s waters are fishable, swimmable and drinkable. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the National Wildlife Federation wants to see and share your 'fishable' photos and stories! This is a group for sharing your photos and stories about why clean water and fishing matter to you and your family.

Share Your Fish Tales & Photos!

We invite group members to enter photos in accordance with the above themes and our group rules. Our Clean Water team will choose photos from the group to feature on National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Promise blog leading up to the Clean Water Act anniversary in October.

Submit your photos:
September 5-October 11, 2012
Top Photos announced on Wildlife Promise:
October 11-18, 2012

For each photo submitted please:
-Provide a *brief* photo description: Who is pictured? Tell us about your fish and the water body it came from. Why is this moment special to you? Why do clean water and good fishing matter to you?
-Tag each photo for submission with “fish-tale”

We can't wait to see the photos you share!

To learn more about NWF's water work check out:

Group Rules

Rules and Guidelines

By sharing your photograph with this community (, you agree to the following:
•You give NWF permission to display your photo(s) via PictoBrowser and/or Flickr's API on the NWF website, and on
•By submitting your photo, you hereby grant NWF permission to display the photograph you submit along with your name in promotions of the Photo Event on the NWF website, in other NWF publications and websites it creates, and in NWF emails.
••Participant warrants that his or her entry materials are original, do not infringe on any third party’s rights, and that participant has obtained any necessary permissions from any third party if a third party or third party’s property appears in the photograph. Participants retain ownership of their photos to use them as they wish, and grant NWF, its subsidiaries, affiliates and partners an irrevocable non-exclusive license to reproduce, publish, circulate or otherwise use the photographs howsoever in any medium now in existence or to be established, throughout the world in perpetuity.
oCannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity;
oCannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
oCannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
oCannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about NWF its products, services, or other people, products or companies;
oCannot contain trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind including, but not limited to clothing with visible brand names or logos, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
oCannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) without permission (if a minor is featured in the Photo, permission must be obtained from the person’s parent/legal guardian);
oCannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission;
oCannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which National Wildlife Federation wishes to associate;
oCannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law; and
oAny other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable, or offensive, as determined by National Wildlife Federation in its sole discretion.
•No payment will be made to you for NWF's display of the photos taken of or submitted by you.
•Only digital entries are eligible and must be submitted electronically. You may submit scans of slides or paper prints.
•You must not submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment. Do not include photographs of pets or domestic animals. Images of captive animals photographed in game farms or roadside zoos will be disqualified. Captive animals photographed in major zoos, wildlife research facilities or rehabilitation centers are acceptable.

If you wish to participate in the Share Your Fish Photos Event:
•Tag your photo with the format provided in the instructions on the main page (see below).
•Only original photos taken by the person submitting are eligible; others will be disqualified.
•Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Acceptable are adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions; and use of HDR (high dynamic range imaging), where multiple exposures of the same scene are combined for a greater tonal range. Not acceptable are photo composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene); the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; or the use of artistic digital filters and effects. Examples of artistic filters and effects are watercolor, neon glow, posterizing, stained glass, and others which do not show the scene in its natural way.
•By submitting your photos, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Photo Event is void where prohibited by law.
•Each participant in the Photo Event (each a “Participant”) is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit.
•NWF is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the photo competition, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. NWF assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. NWF is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.
If, for any reason, the photo event is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of NWF that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the photo event, NWF reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the photo event.

Visit the NWF's Share Your Fish Tales Group page.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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