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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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• 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.

$250 

will be awarded

to the young photographer

who takes the first place image!

2019 YOUNG BIRDERS

PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE Friday

March 29, 2019

Who can enter?

Anyone 18 or under may enter, with a parent’s or guardian’s permission.

 

What kind of photos can be entered?

Submit your best original bird, wildlife or nature photographs. Images must be taken in Florida by the person submitting within the last year prior to this contest (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 shared on social media are okay.

 

What is the prize?

The winner will receive $250, a SIGMA 18-300mm lens, and a plaque that will hang in the GTM Research Reserve Educational Center.

 

How are photos entered?

Select your original nature photograph and size it properly – at least 3000 pixels or 10”@300 dpi tall or wide, in jpg, rgb or srb format. We accept black and white and color images. The filename for each image must include the photographer’s name. Do not send printed images. Do not embed frames, embellishments, watermarks or your name to the images, they will be disqualified.

 

How much does it cost?

There is a $10 entry fee for the first two (2) entries. Each additional entry costs $5. No more than 5 images may be submitted.

 

Where will the winning photos be displayed?

Photographs will be displayed in the exhibitor hall at Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest from April 24-27, 2019 via a continuous digital slideshow format. The winner will be announced at the Keynote Address on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Please email [email protected]

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The Cameron Bespolka Trust was set up in memory of Cameron. He loved nature.

He photographed it, blogged about it, immersed himself in it. Birdwatching was a major part

of his life. We create and sponsor outdoor events for young people from every

background so they might discover that same passion for all things wild and natural.

Learn more about Cameron and the Trust at CameronBespolka.com

We’re pleased to provide an online image and payment form!

 

Simply have your images and payment* info handy and click the link below to send us your entries!

 

*We are now using PayPal which accepts most major credit cards as well as PayPal accounts.

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1st place | $250

plus a SIGMA LENS*

 

2nd place | $100

*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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VALUE!

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