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INFORMATION

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April 24-28 2019

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Check out our

Birding & Photo Fest online interactive guide!

The online guide is easy to use and environmentally friendly. Simply click on the guide and start planning your schedule for North Florida’s premier birding and photo fest.

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Follow these steps to build your adventure for this year’s Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest:

Welcome to one of the most celebrated and beautiful festivals in the nation ...

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

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This year's Opening Reception with Joe Brady

is overwhelmingly popular. Be sure to get your ticket!

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• Review offerings under SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS / OUTDOOR TOURS - make note of your selections.

• Ready to buy tickets? Click the REGISTER HERE/BUY TICKETS button which takes you to our Ticketing Site.

• Select and add your Festival Registration and your event tickets to your cart and check out.

1st place | SIGMA LENS*

2nd place | $500**

3rd place | $400**

People’s Choice | $300**

THE 2019 FLORIDA'S BIRDING & PHOTO FEST

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

DEADLINE: Friday,

March 29, 2019

We’re pleased to provide an online image entry and payment form! Please follow these easy steps to enter the 2019 photo contest:

 

1. Read the CONTEST RULES above.

2. Prepare ALL of your images and have your payment* info handy.

3. To save money, enter ALL of your images at the same time.

4. Click the link below to fill out the form, send us your entries, and submit your payment.

 

*We are now using PayPal which accepts most

major credit cards as well as PayPal accounts.

1. There is a $30 entry fee for the first two (2) entries, $20 for each additional entry. You may submit up to five (5) images total.

 

2. Images must be taken in Florida by the person submitting within the last year (April 18, 2018 – March 29, 2019). Submissions should not have been previously published nor have been any level of winner in a previous photo contest. Images posted on social media are acceptable.

 

3. Select your original nature photographs and size them properly – at least 3000 pixels or 10”@300 dpi tall or wide, in jpg, rgb or srgb format, no larger than 10 mb. We accept black and white and color images. Do not send printed images. Do not embed frames, embellishments, watermarks, logos, or your name in the image, they will be disqualified.

 

4. The file name on each image must include the photographer’s name. All entries must be accompanied by a completed online submission form and payment.

 

5. All images will be judged on technical aspects such as exposure, composition, cropping, color, as well as content, influence and uniqueness.

 

6. Photographs will be displayed at the Florida's Birding & Photo Fest from April 24-27, 2019, via a continuous digital slideshow format.  Winners will be announced at the Keynote Address on Friday, April 26.

 

7. By submitting images to this contest, you are agreeing to allow the Visitors and Convention Bureau to use your image with appropriate photo credits. The first, second and third place photographs are typically used in the following year’s promotional materials — including national advertising campaigns.

 

8. The winning image will be the cover of the 2020 Official Guide to the festival.

 

9. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 29, 2019.  Images will be judged by the professional wildlife photographers giving presentations at the 2019 event.  People’s Choice judging will take place during the festival by festival participants.

*1st Place winner will receive a Sigma

100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens

in Canon or Nikon mount!  $799 VALUE

 

**2nd, 3rd & People's Choice

winners will receive the prize value

in a GIFT CARD from

Hunts Photo & Video!

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DEADLINE Friday, March 29, 2019

A $1089

VALUE!

NEW!!! EASY ONLINE IMAGE ENTRY AND PAYMENT FORM

Please email [email protected]

PHOTO CONTEST QUESTIONS?

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2018 1st Place Winner in

Florida's Birding & Photo Fest's

annual photography contest

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Download the 2019 photo contest rules