Louisiana Master Naturalist Annual Nature Photography Contest 2022
The LMNA welcomes all registered members of Rendezvous who wish, to please submit their best nature photo of the years 2021-2022 to our annual nature photography contest 2022. The prize certificates this year will be given either in person at our Rendezvous meeting or sent as digital files.
- The submission deadline will be March 6th, 2022. No images to be added to the albums after that date, please.
- Voting for your choices of images commences March 6th, 2022. Please vote for just one image per class, per category, by giving it a love heart. The image with the most love hearts wins. In case of a tie-break, likes are counted. You can like as many images as you wish.
- The voting deadline will be March 20th.
- Prize certificates will be awarded in person at the Plenary Dinner.
- Entrants must be enrolled in the LMNA
- Photo must be nature-themed and must be your original work created in 2021 or 2022 in Louisiana
- Photos must clearly suit one of the following categories: Naturalist, Wildlife, Habitat, Nature in Close-up, and Artistic. Minor post-production enhancement (HDR, sharpening, saturation, levels, etc.) is allowed in all categories, in the Artistic category you can alter the image very heavily if you wish.
- Only one entry per photographer per category is allowed, please.
- Please identify yourself as professional or amateur in the caption as separate awards will be made to the winning amateur and winning professional in each category.
- Submitting photos will grant LMNA and its chapters in perpetuity, non-exclusive right to use them freely to further our mission and they will be shared far and wide on the Internet and possibly in print, with or without credit and caption, possibly in altered form in instances like banners, merchandise etc. NB. They can only be shared on Facebook after the contest winners have been decided, to avoid people mis-voting elsewhere.
- Photos uploaded to the Facebook competition albums must be no larger than 2MB
- Please send a digital copy with your surname, image title and caption as a JPEG to firstname.lastname@example.org
After registering for Rendezvous 2022 please visit the media panel of our Rendezvous 2022 Facebook Group and post your image to the appropriate album.
Choose your favorite photo in each category and class
- Winners will be chosen by the Rendezvous attendees on the Facebook group. "Loves" will be counted first and in case of a tie the number of "likes" will be tallied and the one with more will be deemed the winner.
Prize certificates will be awarded for the most popular images in each category and class. In the case of two entries in the same category winning an equal number of 'love' hearts, then the one with the most 'likes' in addition will win the certificate.