2018 Pfeiffer Photo Contest

Pavilion in fall

Are you ready for some beautiful images? Our photo contest and show last year was so much fun that we are back again this year! Give us a visit at either of our Pfeiffer Nature Center properties, enjoy some beautiful nature, and get your photos ready! This year we have a general category as well as a “Pfeiffer Icons” category. Read on for more details! Our show will take place on September 22nd, 2018.

This contest is open to all ages. For persons under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign the contest agreement form for participation.

UPDATE! Entries are now being accepted until Midnight, September 15, 2018! There’s still time!

Contest Categories:

General – Anything at a Pfeiffer Property
Pfeiffer Icons – Photos that show one of four notable “icons” that represent Pfeiffer (The Cabin, The Overlook, Wendy’s Tree, or the Pavilion). “The Overlook” can be any of our three scenic overlooks!

You may photograph any landscape, natural element, structure, or people enjoying nature! Macro mushrooms or sweeping landscapes are equally welcome. Plants, animals, birds, trees, landscapes, etc; if it’s in nature at Pfeiffer, it’s good! Simply enter your photos according to the categories listed above.

Contest Rules:

  • All photographs must be taken at a Pfeiffer Nature Center property by the entrant. Photographs taken elsewhere and by other persons are not eligible.
  • Each participant may enter each category up to twice, for a maximum of four (4) entries. Participants may enter as few photographs as they wish.
  • In order to be considered for judging, each entry must be printed in a physical format and “ready to hang” at our show in September, 2018. This can be a simple mat with protective sheet, or a fully framed piece. Consider using acrylic in frames; Pfeiffer Nature Center is not responsible for damage to glass. Entries must be delivered to our office by September 20th 2018 at the latest.
  • The “ready to hang” size must not be larger than 14” on the longest side, including frame. This is so we have room to hang everyone’s work.
  • Entries must be submitted all at once either via web form, or to pfeiffernature@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2018. Please limit each file size to less than 2mb. This means if you have more than one entry, wait until you are ready to enter and submit them all together, please. Subject your email with “Photography Contest Entry”. If you do not use email, please give our office a call and we can help you out.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by your contact information and a signed agreement form. You may fill out the web form, attach the agreement form to your submission email, or print it and send it to our office.
  • Photographs may be taken with any equipment and at any skill level. Cell phone snapshots are equally as welcome as those taken with high end equipment.
  • Photographs will be judged according to their originality, creativity, focus, composition, and overall theme.
  • Both color and black & white photographs are welcome.
  • Minimal post processing is allowed, but heavy handed use of filters or editing is not. When in doubt, stick to simple dark room techniques (either digital or traditional).
  • Prizes will be awarded: “Best in Show”, and first place in each category. Just for fun (no prizes offered) we hope to also have “public’s choice” voting at the show, as well as a just for fun Facebook vote.
  • Please provide an entry fee of $5 per photograph entered (up to four, for a maximum of $20). Pfeiffer Nature Center members get their first photo for free! These donations allow us to continue operating.

If you wish to submit your entry in person or via mail, you may also download and print out the form:
Download the Entry Form Here (PDF file)

Or, submit electronically below!!

Contest Entry form:

(If the entry form does not appear above for you, you may follow this link instead.)


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