Cal-IPC’s Annual Photo Contest

2017 Photo Contest Winners (LtoR): 1st Place, Life in the Oxtongue by Shawn Dardenelle; 2nd Place Sleeping on the Job by Sue Mace; 3rd Place One Backpack at a Time by Shawn Dardenelle

2017 Photo Contest Winners (LtoR): 1st Place, Life in the Oxtongue by Shawn Dardenelle; 2nd Place Sleeping on the Job by Sue Mace; 3rd Place One Backpack at a Time by Shawn Dardenelle

It’s not JUST a photo contest…your pictures help us spread our message.

Photo Contest

The 2017 Photo Contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated! Please check back soon for information on the 2018 Photo Contest

Cal-IPC’s outreach and education efforts rely heavily on photos to show the devastating impacts weeds have on our natural communities. Without the great pictures our members share with us, our message would be much harder to convey.

Anyone can enter! Your photos may be used in future Cal-IPC outreach materials such as our website, brochures, or reports (with photographer credit, of course).

Entries will be displayed at the Cal-IPC Symposium in November and symposium attendees will vote for their favorite photo.

 

Contest Entry

Contest opens July 15th and closes September 15. To join the fun, you can upload your pictures to the contest site below when the contest is open. It’s super easy to do and you do not need a Facebook account. Alternatively, you can visit Cal-IPC’s Facebook page and click on the Cal-IPC Photo Contest tab at the top of the page.

For those who speak 21st century fluently, it’s also possible to enter this contest using #CalIPCPhotoContest from Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Try it– and good luck!

Don’t do online contests? You may email your photos to David Chang – Please be sure to include title, category, species or what’s going on, location and photographer’s name for every submission and we’ll upload them for you.

 

Contest guidelines

Photos should be in JPEG or TIFF format and at least 300 dpi. Larger file sizes means prettier pictures!

Submissions are limited to 6 per photographer.

Photos will be judged twice. Once by the online community and once again by popular vote at the November 2016 Symposium in the Sierras. To avoid voter bias at the Symposium, please do not include watermarks on your photo submissions.

 

Not taking any pictures, just want to vote?

Come to the Symposium and vote for your favorite!

Can’t make it to the Symposium? We’ll be awarding a prize for the photo with the most online votes, too! Between Sept 1st and Sept 15th, go to our Facebook page and choose Vote on the Cal-IPC Photo Contest tab. One vote is allowed per IP Address. Online voting will close Sept 15th.

This is our fourth year using an online contest. If you have any trouble entering, uploading, voting, or whatever don’t hesitate to contact Cal-IPC.

 


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