Yampa Valley Crane Festival 2017 Photo Contest
The Greater Sandhill Cranes have returned to the Yampa Valley! The 2017 Yampa Valley Crane Festival Photo Contest is currently underway. Photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs of this iconic bird by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Two submissions per person are allowed. Photographers must indicate their entry category: Professional, Amateur or Youth (under 18). Along with each photo, the entrant must include the photographer’s name, age (if under 18), phone number, location of photo, date it was taken and a title for the image. Photos submitted to the photo contest must be taken in the Yampa Valley between September 1, 2016 & August 13, 2017. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which takes place August 31 – September 3 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. Complete photo contest rules, rights, guidelines and submission instructions are found below.
Photo Subject: Sandhill Cranes and/or Sandhill Crane habitat in the Yampa Valley. May include other birds and wildlife that share crane habitat. Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person, or submit images that involve willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment by the photographer. No trespassing on private property.
To Submit Photos: All submissions must be sent by email to email@example.com and be received no later than Aug.13, 2017. Two submissions per person are allowed. Photographers must indicate their entry category: Professional, Amateur or Youth (under 18). Along with each photo, the entrant must include the photographer’s name, age (if under 18), phone number, location of photo, date it was taken and a title for the image.
Photo Use and Rights: By submitting photos to the contest, you are agreeing to allow Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, sponsor of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, to use your photo with appropriate photo credits on promotional materials and as part of the festival.
Rules and Guidelines: The contest is open to all photographers. Photos must be taken within the designated timeframe and exclusively in the Yampa Valley. Two submissions per person are allowed.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Professional, Amateur and Youth (under 18). At submission, photographers must indicate the category in which they wish to compete. Prizes will be awarded as follows: Professional winners receive gift certificates from PhotoGraphicsArt for First Place ($200), Second Place ($125) and two Honorable Mentions ($50 each). Amateur winners receive gift certificates from Mogil’s on the Mountain for First Prize ($150), Second Prize ($100) and Honorable Mention ($25). The Youth winner receives a $25 gift certificate for Mogil’s on the Mountain. All winning photos will be featured on the Yampa Valley Crane Festival website and Facebook page. Winning photographs with credit may be featured in national promotion of the 2018 Yampa Valley Crane Festival.