FRIENDS OF THE

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

                     OF RHODE ISLAND                                 

 

Amateur Photo Competition and Show

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of RI are proud of our beautiful national wildlife refuges. With so much to photograph, from wildlife to landscapes, we encourage amateur photographers to enter their favorite color refuge photos.  You may take new photos or enter existing ones, in this, our 20th   annual competition. 

 

CATEGORIES: I: Refuge wildlife III: habitat/landsc 

                    II: Refuge flora

                   III. Refuge wildlife habitat/landscape            

                   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 will not be accepted.  For your information, all photos will be matted by the Friends in black 11” x 14” mats.

 

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

 

DEADLINE:  Photos must be received by September 9, 2020.  Photos, with the entry fee, may be send to Friends of the NWR-RI, 50 Bend Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813.   It is expected that the visitor centers at Kettle Pond, Charlestown, and Sachuest Point, Middletown, will open later in the summer and photos can then be delivered there along with the  entry fee.

 

EXHIBIT:  The photos will be judged 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.  Assuming the visitor centers will be opened by September, all entries will be displayed at Kettle Pond, Charlestown from September 20 to October 4 and then at Sachuest Point, Middletown from October 5 to the 18th.  Due to coronavirus limits on the size of gatherings, there will be no reception this year.  Prize winners will be notified by phone or e-mail and prizes mailed.

 

Photos may be donated to the Friends or returned.  Returns must be picked up between October 18 and 30th at either Kettle Pond or Sachuest Point Visitors Desks or provide a self-addressed stamped envelope and they will be mailed.  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__________________________

ADDRESS    _____________________ 

       ______________________

EMAIL:_________________________  

PHONE _________________________ 

REFUGE_________________________

DATE (Approximate) _______________ 

CATEGORY_______________________   

PHOTO TITLE____________________ 

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

 

 

 

NAME__________________________

ADDRESS    _____________________ 

       ______________________

EMAIL:_________________________  

PHONE _________________________ 

REFUGE_________________________

DATE (Approximate) _______________ 

CATEGORY_______________________   

PHOTO TITLE____________________ 

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