2021 Pfeiffer Nature Center Photography Contest and Photography Show

SHOW DATE: SEPTEMBER 19th, 2021
ENTRIES DUE BY: AUGUST 27th, 2021

Are you a nature lover/photographer? Do you like to spend time at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Lillibridge or Eshelman Properties?

Then this contest/show is for you! Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring are the perfect seasons to collect your photos!                

Photo Categories:

  • 1) Flora (Trees & plants)
  • 2) Fauna (Animals & wildlife)
  • 3) The Big Four Pfeiffer Icons (Cabin, Wendy’s Tree & Pavilion at Lillibridge and the Pond at Eshelman)
  • 4) Scenery (Landscapes and views)

Contest/Show entries are due to Pfeiffer Nature Center by August 27th, 2021 and must be submitted as prints. Print copies must be sized to fit in standard frames ( 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, etc). If you are uncertain if your print size will fit into a standard frame, just give us a call to check! Want your photo on display but don’t want to be judged in the contest? A limited space is available for display only!

Photos entered for the contest will be judged while photos entered for the show will be for display only.

Information and Rules:

Our rules are updated! Please review them and print a copy to fill out, when you enter. To download an easy-to-print copy of these rules, use this PDF file of the 2021 rules.

We invite photo taking enthusiasts of all skill levels to visit one or both of Pfeiffer Nature Center properties and to share their personal visual takeaways in a photography contest & show event on September 19th, 2021.  This contest and show is open to both experienced and emerging photographers of all ages. Photos entered for the contest will be judged while photos entered for the show will not be judged and will be for display only.  Please fill out the appropriate agreement form when submitting photos. Pfeiffer Nature Center staff and board members may enter photos for the show only.  

Locations where photos must be taken:

Lillibridge Property: 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville.  Eshelman Property: 1420 Yuba Dam Road, Portville.

Four Contest/Show Categories (ALL photos must be from Pfeiffer Properties)

Flora– Anything plant- or fungi-related.
Fauna– Anything wildlife- or animal/insect-related, including your dog(s) enjoying an on-leash walk.

Pfeiffer Icons – Photos that show one of four notable “icons” that represent Pfeiffer (The Cabin, Wendy’sTree, the Pavilionat Lillibridgeand thePond at Eshelman).

Scenery-Anything landscape or view related.

Please note: By law, photos of people need written permission, signed by the person, to exhibit in public.

Contest and Show Rules:

  1. All photographs must be taken at one of the Pfeiffer Nature Center properties by the entrant. Photographs taken elsewhere or submitted on behalf of another person are not eligible.
  2. Each participant, contest or show, may enter a maximum for four (4) photos from any combination of the four categories.  Photos can all be entered under one category or under multiple categories. 
  3. The Contest Agreement Form or Show Agreement Form and Printed Photographs must submitted together to Pfeiffer Nature Center no later than August 27th, 2021 by mailing all materials to Pfeiffer Nature Center PO Box 802, Portville, New York 14770 or you can call the administration office at 716-933-0187 to make an arrangement to drop them off at the Pfeiffer Nature Center office. If you are submitting more than one photograph, please submit your photos (up to 4) ALL AT ONCE, as prints. 
  4. Each print entry must be submitted in a protective covering on photographic paper in a standard framing size (for example: 3.5×5, 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, up to 11×14). The “ready to hang” size must not be larger than 14” on the longest side, so we have room to hang everyone’s work. We will frame the submission and you will be allowed to keep the frame. 
  5. All contest submissions must be accompanied by a check for the entry fee (see #10 below), for show submissions, that will not be judged, there is no fee.  All contest and show participants must include contact information, and a signed agreement form (attached). For persons under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign the contest/show agreement form for participation.  If people are present in the photos, you must include the signed permission form. 
  6. Photographs may be taken with any equipment and at any skill level. Cell phone snapshots are as welcome as photos taken with high-end equipment.
  7. Contest photographs will be judged by experienced photographers for originality, creativity, focus, composition, and overall theme.
  8. Both color and black & white photographs are welcome.
  9. For Contest participants, 4 Prizes will be awarded prior to the event including “Best in Show,” and first place in each of the four categories. We will have a 5th prize awarded by a public vote at the event itself, so be sure to attend the event and vote for your favorites!
  10. For contest participants, please provide an entry fee of $5 per photograph entered (up to four, for a maximum of $20). The first photo submission is free for Pfeiffer Nature Center members!

2021 Pfeiffer Photo Contest Agreement Form

*These photos will be judged*

I, the undersigned, agree that I have read and will abide by all of the contest rules. Further, I agree that I am the sole copyright holder of the submitted images. I understand that this means that the photograph(s) were taken by no one other than myself, and were not borrowed, copied, nor taken from any other source (including but not limited to: the internet, magazines, a friend). I also agree that if my photograph(s) feature recognizable people, that I have attached their express permission to share and publish their likeness in my photographs. This includes the legal guardian(s) of minors. Further, I grant Pfeiffer Nature Center permission to display my photographs, with credit lines, both at the photography show & event in September 2021, as well as online via websites, when used in conjunction with the show itself (e.g. advertising the show on Facebook /social media). Though great care will be taken when handling submissions, I will not hold Pfeiffer Nature Center liable for any damage or loss of any submitted entries.  Pfeiffer Nature Center retains the right to withhold photos deemed unsuitable for public display.

Signed: __________________________________________________ Date: _____________________________

(Parent or legal guardian) _____________________________________________________________________

Please print legibly:

Name: __________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________

Optional Permission: May Pfeiffer Nature Center retain your photograph(s) on file, and possibly display said photo(s) in conjunction with Pfeiffer Nature Center Events? (For example: Photo slide shows at our open cabin events). We will display your name in a credit line on the photo whenever it is displayed so that you will receive full credit as the photographer. If you are willing to let us use your photo, please check the box below.  If not, leave the box unchecked.

| | Yes, Pfeiffer Nature Center may retain my photograph(s) on file and may display the photograph(s) in conjunction with future Pfeiffer Nature Center Events.

Submission(s) Information: Titles are for identification purposes only but may be poetic. If not enough room, write an abbreviated version on the line, mark the image category and location below, and write the full title on the back of this sheet.

Please circle the category for the submission as well as where the photo was taken:

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (1): _________________________________taken @ Lillibridge/Eshelman

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (2): _________________________________ taken @ Lillibridge/Eshelman

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (3): _________________________________ taken @Lillibridge/Eshelman

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (4): _________________________________ taken @ Lillibridge/Eshelman

Reminder: Whether mailing or hand delivering this form, please include the contest fee amount and protected, standard size prints for ALL entriesIf mailing, send to: Pfeiffer Nature Center, PO BOX 802, Portville, NY 14770  If hand delivering, make an arrangement by calling 716-933-0187

                     2021 Pfeiffer Photo Show Agreement Form

*These photos will not be judged and are for display only*

I, the undersigned, agree that I have read and will abide by all of the contest/show rules. Further, I agree that I am the sole copyright holder of the submitted images. I understand that this means that the photograph(s) were taken by no one other than myself, and were not borrowed, copied, nor taken from any other source (including but not limited to: the internet, magazines, a friend). I also agree that if my photograph(s) feature recognizable people, that I have attached their express permission to share and publish their likeness in my photographs. This includes the legal guardian(s) of minors. Further, I grant Pfeiffer Nature Center permission to display my photographs, with credit lines, both at the photography show & event in September 2021, as well as online via websites, when used in conjunction with the show itself (e.g. advertising the show on Facebook /social media). Though great care will be taken when handling submissions, I will not hold Pfeiffer Nature Center liable for any damage or loss of any submitted entries.  Pfeiffer Nature Center retains the right to withhold photos deemed unsuitable for public display.

Signed: __________________________________________________ Date: _____________________________

(Parent or legal guardian) _____________________________________________________________________

Please print legibly:

Name: __________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________

Optional Permission: May Pfeiffer Nature Center retain your photograph(s) on file, and possibly display said photo(s) in conjunction with Pfeiffer Nature Center Events? (For example: Photo slide shows at our open cabin events). We will display your name in a credit line on the photo whenever it is displayed so that you will receive full credit as the photographer. If you are willing to let us use your photo, please check the box below.  If not, leave the box unchecked.

Yes, Pfeiffer Nature Center may retain my photograph(s) on file and may display the photograph(s) in conjunction with future Pfeiffer Nature Center Events.

Submission(s) Information: Titles are for identification purposes only but may be poetic. If not enough room, write an abbreviated version on the line, mark the image category and location below, and write the full title on the back of this sheet.

Please circle the category for the submission as well as where the photo was taken:

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (1): _________________________________taken @ Lillibridge/Eshelman

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (2): _________________________________ taken @ Lillibridge/Eshelman

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (3): _________________________________ taken @Lillibridge/Eshelman

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (4): _________________________________ taken @ Lillibridge/Eshelman

Reminder: Whether mailing or hand delivering this form, please include the contest fee amount and protected, standard size prints for ALL entriesIf mailing, send to: Pfeiffer Nature Center, PO BOX 802, Portville, NY 14770  If hand delivering, make an arrangement by calling 716-933-0187

This form applies to BOTH Contest and Show participants:

PERMISSION to share and publish the likeness of recognizable people in my photographs:

(Photograph Entrant Name): __________________________ has my permission to display my likeness in the photo, taken by him/her submitted to the Pfeiffer Nature Center Photography Contest, September 2021.

(Signature of person(s) photographed):    __________________________________              Date: ______________

                                                                           __________________________________              Date: ______________

                                                                           __________________________________              Date: ______________

                                                                           __________________________________              Date: ______________

OPTIONAL (Continued from the front page): FULL ENTRY TITLE INFORMATION IF MORE ROOM WAS NEEDED

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (1): ______________________________________________________

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (2): ______________________________________________________

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (3):______________________________________________________

Title of Flora/Fauna/Icon/Scenery Submission (4): _______________________________________________________

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