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 five categories:
Virginia Native Wildlife (Category Code: Wildlife)
Virginia Native Plant and Fungi World (Category Code: Plant)
Virginia Native Landscapes (Category Code: Landscape)
Virginia Native Macro and Night Photography (Category Code: M&N)
Virginia Master Naturalists in Action (Category Code: VMN)
Simply upload your photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #FMNphotos19. In the alternative, photos may be emailed to [email protected]. 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, 5 July. Winners will be notified by Friday, 19 July. The photographers of the four winning entries must forward their entries to the statewide competition by 11:59 pm on Friday, 9 August. 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. See the 2018 VMN winners here.
- Cropping, resizing, and rotating photo
- Red-eye removal
- Corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as white balance, brightness, contrast, levels, color balance, saturation, sharpening, noise reduction
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 protected] with the subject line: FMN Photo Contest