Friends of theNational WildlifeRefuges of RI

 

 

19th  Annual Amateur Photo Competition   

 

   The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of RI are proud of Rhode Island's beautiful National Wildlife Refuges. With so much to photograph, from wildlife to landscapes, we encourage amateur photogtaphers to enter their favorite color refuge photos. You may take new photos or enter existing ones, in this, our 19th Annual competition.

 

Photos must be received by September 5, 2019. Photos with the entry fee must be delivered between 10:00am and 4:00pm to the Friends of the NWR-RI office at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Rd, Charlestown, RI or to th Sachuest Point Visitor Center. By mail send to Friends of the NWR-RI, 50 Bend Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813

 

 

 

CATEGORIES:         I: Refuge wildlife              III: Refuge wildlife habitat/landscape                 II: Refuge flora                  IV: Photos by Children 14 and under – any

                                                                                             subject on a refuge                                                                                         

 

FORMAT/RESTRICTIONS: The color photo must be 8” x 10” and NOT MATTED.  There must NOT be any writing on the front of the photo.  Each contestant is limited to 4 entries. Photos must be taken on one of the five National Wildlife Refuges of RI, by an amateur photographer. Photos of mute swans, an exotic species, will not be accepted.  For your information and for the show, all photos will be matted by the Friends in black 11” x 14” mats.

 

FEES:  $10 per photo entry fee. Make checks payable to Friends of NWR-RI.  Questions, e-mail RThieke@cox.net.

 

DEADLINE:  Photos must be received by September 5, 2019.  Photos, with the entry fee, may be delivered between 10:00am and 4:00pm to the Friends of the NWR-RI office at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Rd, Charlestown RI or to the Sachuest Point Visitor Center.  By mail send to Friends of the NWR-RI, 50 Bend Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813.

 

EXHIBIT:  The photos will be judged by a panel of judges prior to the opening. ALL photos entered will be displayed in a month-long exhibit.  First, second and third place winners will be chosen from each category.  The Best of Show will be awarded $100. There will be other awards in each category.  The opening reception will be held on September 15th at Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown, and all entrants are invited.  The exhibit will remain there until September 30 and then be at Kettle Pond Visitors Center, Charlestown from October 1 to October 15.

 

Photos may be donated to the Friends or returned.  Returns must be picked between October 15 and 30th at either Kettle Pond or Sachuest Point Visitors Desks or provide a self-addressed stamped envelope and they will be mailed to you.  All photos not picked up by October 30th become the property of the Friends of NWR-RI.  Winning photos may be reproduced/displayed by Friends.  Donated photos may be used in ways decided by the Friends.

 

LIABILITY:  Friends of the NWR-RI will not insure the entries received, or, be responsible for any loss or damage.  

 

REGISTRATION:  Information required to be affixed to the BACK of each photograph is shown below.

 

NAME__________________________                      NAME___________________________

ADDRESS    _____________________                     ADDRESS_________________________       

      _____________________                                     _________________________

EMAIL: _________________________            EMAIL: ________________________

PHONE _________________________                       PHONE_________________________

REFUGE_________________________                       REFUGE________________________

DATE (Approximate) _______________                        DATE (Approximate) _______________

CATEGORY_______________________                      CATEGORY_____________________

PHOTO TITLE____________________                       PHOTO TITLE___________________

Wish Photo Back?  ___ (yes) ___ (no)                    Wish Photo Back?  ___ (yes)___(no)



 

NAME__________________________                      NAME___________________________

ADDRESS    _____________________                     ADDRESS_________________________       

      _____________________                                     _________________________

EMAIL: _________________________            EMAIL: ________________________  

PHONE _________________________                       PHONE_________________________

REFUGE_________________________                       REFUGE________________________

DATE (Approximate) _______________                        DATE (Approximate) _______________

CATEGORY_______________________                      CATEGORY_____________________

PHOTO TITLE____________________                       PHOTO TITLE___________________

Wish Photo Back?  ___(yes) ___(no)                    Wish Photo Back?  ___(yes)___(no)