Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Deadline October 31

Youth Encouraged to Enter
 
If you think you have an eye for photography and love the outdoors, then try entering the Outdoor Alabama Magazine 2009 Photo Contest. The deadline for entries is October 31, 2008. In addition to the regular categories of Birds, Scenic/Pictorial, Mammals, Nature-based Recreation, Other Wildlife, Reptiles/Amphibians, and Flora, new categories added this year are for youth and photos taken at state parks. The youth category has two age groups: 6-12 and 13-18.

Adding the youth category is a way the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is encouraging youth to enjoy the outdoors. “Photography is something anyone can enjoy,” says Outdoor Alabama Editor Kim G. Nix. “We’d really like to encourage young people to spend some time outdoors taking notice and photographing the beauty that our state offers. All youth may not be able to compete on an adult level, so we created a special category for them,” she said.

Winning entries in this annual competition will be published in the February 2009 issue of Outdoor Alabama magazine. The contest is open to any amateur photographer except employees of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and members of their immediate families. An amateur is defined as someone who does not earn most of his or her living from photography.
 
All photos must be digital and submitted on a CD along with an official entry form and data sheet. The forms may be downloaded here. You can also email a request to magazine@outdooralabama.com or call 800-262-3151.

In addition to having their winning entries printed in Outdoor Alabama, prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category. Certificates will be awarded to first, second and third place and one honorable mention from each category.


Outdoor Alabama magazine is published by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

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Photo: First Place in the Mammals category was awarded to Lew Scharpf for this fox photo.

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