Were you taking your family on a bluebell walk and took a perfect photo of light filtering through the tree canopy? Were you documenting a citizen science project and snapped a great blue heron as it took off from the shoreline? We want your photos!
The Virginia Master Naturalist program is sponsoring a statewide photo contest. Each chapter may submit one photo in one of four categories:
Virginia Flora, to include fungi
Virginia Landscapes and Habitats
Virginia Master Naturalists in Action
Simply upload your photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #FMNphotos. Please include the category for which you are submitting the photo and your name in the photo identification.
Our Fairfax Master Naturalist (FMN) chapter will accept entries from our members in good standing until 11:59 pm on Friday, 20 July. Winners will be notified by Monday, 6 August. The four winning entries will be forwarded to the statewide competition. Participants agree that all images submitted may be used by the FMN program for our website, newsletter, social media and other promotional purposes. Photographers will receive a photo credit.
- Cropping, resizing, and rotating photo
- Red-eye removal
- One-step enhancement, such as Auto-Fix, Quick-Fix, Auto-Levels, etc.
- Filters to sharpen, blur, reduce noise
- Corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as white balance, brightness, contrast, levels, exposure, saturation, color balance
Modifications not permitted:
- Adding, removing, or replacing elements
- Artistic filters
- Added borders or frames
Photo sizing: All photographs must be high resolution digital JPEGs and winning images will be sized for optimum viewing in a PowerPoint presentation.
For questions, contact us at email@example.com with the subject line: FMN Photo Contest