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 2018 Photo Contest is now open! Entry form at the bottom of this page.

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 at the bottom of this page. It’s super easy to do, and you do not need a Facebook account. Alternatively, you can visit Cal-IPC’s Facebook page and find the Cal-IPC Photo Contest under “Campaigns.”

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 Claire Meyler – Please be sure to include the following for every submission, and we’ll upload them for you:

  • Photographer’s first and last name
  • Email address
  • Contest category: (Choose one) Invasive Landscapes, Specimen, Impacts, Before/After, Weed Workers, Humor
  • Description of Photo
  • Organization
  • Invasive species featured
  • Photo location

 

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 2018 Cal-IPC Symposium, Nov. 7-10. 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 15 – Sept 29, this page will be updated to include a “vote” option. OR go to our Facebook page and choose Vote on the Cal-IPC Photo Contest tab, under “campaigns.” One vote is allowed per IP Address.

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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