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Texas Parks and Wildlife ADMIN August 18, 2011
2011 Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest

Show your family a new way to discover nature. Grab your camera and see what you can capture. Take pictures of plants, scenery and animals you see. Select your favorite photo and enter it today in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest. The winning photo will feature in one of our upcoming magazine issues. Contest ends October 16, 2011.

Group Description

We are looking for striking photography that showcases the beauty of Texas, diversity of wildlife and the recreational opportunities in our great state.

2011 Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest
Show your family a new way to discover nature. Grab your camera and see what you can capture. Take pictures of plants, scenery and animals you see. Select your favorite photo and enter it today in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured in one of our upcoming magazine issues.

Enter up to two images per category:
• People/Activity
• Landscape
• Plant/Animal


Contest Period
Thursday, August 18, 2011 through Sunday, October 16, 2011, 11:59 PM Central.


How to Enter

1) Read the contest rules.

2) Join the "TPWMagazine" Flickr group.

3) Add your best photos to the "TPWmagazine" Flickr photo group.

4) Tag your photos with: a) current contest identifier, “TPWMagazine_F11”; b) the category, “People/Activity, Landscape or Plant/Animal”; and c) the location of photo. Example tag set: “TPWmagazine_F11, Landscape, Inks Lake State Park”


Resources

Find a State Park or State Natural Area

Find a Wildlife Management Area

Photography Tips and Articles from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Information about joining Flickr, uploading photos and creating tags


Eligibility

Texas Parks and Wildlife photo contests are open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the immediate families of such employees. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.


Winning Photos

• Texas Parks and Wildlife staff will choose the winners based on composition, relevance to category, creativity, technical quality and overall impression. Winners will be announced on the TPWMagazine Flickr Group page and on the TPW Magazine webpage. TPWD retains the sole discretion over the selection of, and decision not to select, any particular entry as a winner. TPWD shall determine the winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by judges are final.

• Winners will be contacted on or about November 15, 2011 through their Flickr accounts. Winners will be required to respond to the TPWD via email within 7 days or an alternate winner will be selected.

• TPWD will send an official entry form to be signed by the winner. Winner must mail or fax the signed entry form to TPWD within 7 days or an alternate winner will be selected.

• TPWD may require a higher quality resolution of the winning photograph. If one of suitable resolution for print is not available, an alternate winner may be selected.

• If a prize is awarded to the winner, all taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner.


Contest Rules and Conditions

• The subject of all entries MUST be a Texas native species or Texas landscape.
• Entries MUST be uploaded to the "TPWMagazine “ Flickr group between Thursday, August 18, 2011, 2011 and Sunday, October 16, 2011 (11:59 PM Central).

• To be eligible, photos MUST be tagged “TPW Magazine”. Photos without the tag TPW Magazine will not be entered in the contest.

• Each participant may enter two (2) images per category, six (6) images total.

• All photographs must be your own work and you must own the right to distribute the image.

• Photos entered in TPWD Magazine Photo Contest may not have been entered in previous TPWD photo contests.

• 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.

• Entries must have a resolution of 3 million pixels or greater (3 megapixels). TPWD Resolution can be calculated by multiplying the pixel width of the image with the pixel height. Images that do not meet this standard may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.

• All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.

• TPWD reserves the right to refuse photographs that contain nudity, violent or offensive material trademarked or copyrighted images.

• TPWD is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries or technical errors or difficulties.

• TPWD reserves the right to adjust the contest deadline if necessary.

• By entering, participants thereby release and hold harmless the TPWD, its employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

• By participating in this contest, you agree to the terms of these rules and conditions.


Rights to Photos

Your photographs help Texas Parks and Wildlife manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Thank you for helping us to fulfill our mission through your photography.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable. By entering the TPWMagzine photo contest and tagging your photo with "TPWMagazine,” you grant the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department a nonexclusive right and royalty free license, in perpetuity, to:

• Publish the images for Texas Parks and Wildlife’s purposes in any format, including on TPWD’s website and in TPWD’s publications or presentations, such as newsletters, brochures, fundraising appeals, public service announcements, grant proposals, reports, awards, thank-you cards, displays, mailings and invitations.

• Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

• 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 our mission and be properly credited.

• As conditions of this permission, Texas Parks and Wildlife shall credit all photographs with the caption “© Person's Name” when the full name is available, or by the participants Flickr username when the participant’s full name is unavailable.

Group Rules

Eligibility

Texas Parks and Wildlife photo contests are open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the immediate families of such employees. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.


Winning Photos

• Texas Parks and Wildlife staff will choose the winners based on composition, relevance to category, creativity, technical quality and overall impression. Winners will be announced on the TPWMagazine Flickr Group page and on the TPW Magazine webpage. TPWD retains the sole discretion over the selection of, and decision not to select, any particular entry as a winner. TPWD shall determine the winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by judges are final.

• Winners will be contacted on or about November 15, 2011 through their Flickr accounts. Winners will be required to respond to the TPWD via email within 7 days or an alternate winner will be selected.

• TPWD will send an official entry form to be signed by the winner. Winner must mail or fax the signed entry form to TPWD within 7 days or an alternate winner will be selected.

• TPWD may require a higher quality resolution of the winning photograph. If one of suitable resolution for print is not available, an alternate winner may be selected.

• If a prize is awarded to the winner, all taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner.


Contest Rules and Conditions

• The subject of all entries MUST be a Texas native specie or Texas landscape.
• Entries MUST be uploaded to the "TPWMagazine “ Flickr group between Thursday, August 18, 2011, 2011 and Sunday, October 16, 2011 (11:59 PM Central).

• To be eligible, photos MUST be tagged “TPW Magazine”. Photos without the tag TPW Magazine will not be entered in the contest.

• Each participant may enter two (2) images per category, six (6) images total.

• All photographs must be your own work and you must own the right to distribute the image.

• Photos entered TPWD Magazine Photo Contest may not have been entered in previous TPWD photo contests.

• 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.

• Entries must have a resolution of 3 million pixels or greater (3 megapixels). TPWD Resolution can be calculated by multiplying the pixel width of the image with the pixel height. Images that do not meet this standard may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.

• All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.

• TPWD reserves the right to refuse photographs that contain nudity, violent or offensive material trademarked or copyrighted images.

• TPWD is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries or technical errors or difficulties.

• TPWD reserves the right to adjust the contest deadline if necessary.

• By entering, participants thereby release and hold harmless the TPWD, its employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

• By participating in this contest, you agree to the terms of these rules and conditions.


Rights to Photos

Your photographs help Texas Parks and Wildlife manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Thank you for helping us to fulfill our mission through your photography.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable. By entering the TPWMagzine photo contest and tagging your photo with "TPWMagazine,” you grant the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department a nonexclusive right and royalty free license, in perpetuity, to:

• Publish the images for Texas Parks and Wildlife’s purposes in any format, including on TPWD’s website and in TPWD’s publications or presentations, such as newsletters, brochures, fundraising appeals, public service announcements, grant proposals, reports, awards, thank-you cards, displays, mailings and invitations.

• Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

• 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 our mission and be properly credited.

• As conditions of this permission, Texas Parks and Wildlife shall credit all photographs with the caption “© Person's Name” when the full name is available, or by the participants Flickr username when the participant’s full name is unavailable.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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