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March 2016 Editor’s Assignment – Conservation

March 2016 — Tell a Conservation Story

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Assignment is now closed. Images already submitted:
(NOTE: images must be approved by the administrator before they appear here. If you recently submitted an image, please wait for it to be approved)

    The Editor’s Assignment is back in time for Spring Break! And now that one of our own, wildlife photography columnist John E. Marriott, has launched a web series (exposedwithjohnemarriott.com) about conservation issues facing Canadian wildlife and protected areas, your assignment is to create an image that tells a story about a Conservation issue near and dear to your heart here in Canada. It can be anything ranging from a landscape shot of your favourite hiking area that fell victim to logging, to a photo from your ongoing projects at your local wildlife rehab centre or a shot of a species at risk in a threatening situation (like John’s photo in our banner of a grizzly bear on the rail tracks in Banff). Think outside the box and get as creative as you can, just make sure your one photo tells a story about conservation in some manner. Good luck!

    Judging

    First Round: Initial judging will take place during upload. If your image is chosen as a first round qualifier it will appear in the gallery. All others will be deleted. Typically entries are judged within 24hrs of upload.

    Second Round: Finalist judging will take place immediately upon closing of the assignment. Three finalists will be notified for hi resolution images for further judging.

    Final Round: A winner will be chosen from the finalists and contacted.

    Prizes: The winning image will be published in the Summer (July 2016) issue of OPC and will receive this 12″x18″ signed print from John E. Marriott.

    Wild black bear (ursus americanus)

    Contest Rules/Guidelines

    Each participant can only upload one image per assignment, so make it your absolute best shot. All photographs entered in any Outdoor Photography Canada magazine contest remain the property of the photographer. The photographer, by entering the contest, agrees that his or her photo may be published by SunLight Media Inc. as it relates to the contest in print, digital and on the OPC website. No other usage of any photograph entered is authorized or implied.

    Three finalists will be chosen and notified for hi resolution versions of their entries for further consideration to choose a winner. Finalists will be announced on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). The winner will be announced both on social media as well as have their image appear in the next issue of the magazine following the contest.

    Who is eligible?
    Only Canadian residents 18 years of age or older may enter this assignment contest where not prohibited by law. Employees of Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, SunLight Media Inc. or any of the sponsors or affiliates there of are not eligible to enter the contest.
This contest is only open to amateur photographers. Professional photographers may not enter. The term “professional” will mean that you make more than 50% of your yearly income from photography.