Fwd: Audubon Magazine Photo Contest
- For those great photographers in this group -Cheryl DayHotchkissBegin forwarded message:From: chapterleaders@...Date: April 22, 2009 2:31:53 PM MDTTo: cday@...Subject: Audubon Magazine Photo ContestDear Colleagues:Bird-loving photographers from across America will soon submit entries for the newly-announced Audubon Magazine Photography Awards: Birds in Focus. Don't let your local members and supporters miss out.
Please, use your newsletters, website and other communications to ensure that local shutterbugs know about this unique opportunity to highlight their work and the winged focus of Audubon conservation.The awards are presented in association with Nature's Best Photography Magazine and sponsored by Nikon. Entries will be accepted online, May 15- July 15 in Professional, Amateur, and Youth categories. Award recipients, selected by a panel of distinguished judges, will be announced in December and will have their work displayed by Audubon and Nature's Best Photography, both in print and online. Prizes include:· Journey to Peru 's Tambopata National Reserve (Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge)· An ultimate birding safari to Australia 's "Top End," the Northern Territory· 14-day Tropical Rivers and Rainforest cruise through South America (Travel Dynamics International)· Opportunity to travel to Honduras with Audubon wildlife photographer Roy Toft as your photographer/guide (Roy Toft Photo Safaris and Pico Bonito Lodge)· A Nikon D80 digital SLR camera, 18-55mm NIKKOR VR lens, and a set of Nikon EDG 8x32 binocularsSubmissions: Accepted May 15 - July 15, 2009. Up to 10 images per entrant. For details, visit www.AudubonMagazinePhotoAwards.com (note, the microsite will be up and running shortly)The attached press release and award promos can help you to make sure that your members and supporters are part of the picture. A printable poster will be soon be available to those interested. And we'll keep you posted on plans for announcing the contest results and ideas for using them to promote your local efforts.Please let us know of any efforts you make to publicize the awards. And thanks, in advance, for your efforts.PhilPhilip B. KavitsVice President,Chief Communications& Marketing OfficerAudubon