A beautiful look at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary.
2020 Monthly Photo Contest sponsored by Parkville Coffeehouse
The Friends of Parkville Nature Sanctuary continues the new year with Parkville Coffeehouse as the title sponsor for its monthly photo contest. The popular business in downtown Parkville was a big supporter of the contest in its first two years, displaying winning photos and information on how to enter, and we're excited to have the Coffeehouse as our official sponsor. So, do you want to participate? Are you an amateur photographer? Grab your camera and head to the Parkville Nature Sanctuary and look for images that reflect the wild area's unique beauty.
HOW IT WORKS Amateur photographers choose their best photo for each month, then email the jpeg file to Friends. Photographers who accept compensation for their work are considered professionals and are not eligible.* A panel of judges votes on the best image, and the winner has his or her photo framed and displayed at Parkville City Hall, the Parkville Coffeehouse and the Backyard Bird Center. Winners also are recognized at a Board of Aldermen meeting at Parkville City Hall, where they receive an honorary certificate and a gift card.
Photos must be taken in Parkville Nature Sanctuary and capture the beauty of its landscapes, people enjoying the sanctuary, its flora, fauna, or history. (Identifiable people must provide consent for photo use.)
Photo entries must represent images for the contest month.
All ages are eligible to submit photos; entry is free.
Contest is limited to amateur photographers.
Entries are limited to one per person per month.
Entries should be jpeg format and at least 3 MB and emailed to: email@example.com
Name of photographer, address, telephone number, email address, date photo taken, time of day photo taken, location within Sanctuary, caption of subject matter.
Images may be used to promote the Parkville Nature Sanctuary and the City of Parkville.
FOPNS reserves the right to crop photos to meet needs.
Monthly winners will be notified by email early the following month.
NEW IN 2020:
A youth photo contest will be held in April. Competition is open to students in grade school through high school. Students are encouraged to enter their best photos taken during the month of April and email them to us (firstname.lastname@example.org). The same adult division rules apply. Judges will choose a winner and will present the same award as the winner of the adult division.
There will be a special contest for professionals in January. (The regular amateur contest will also be held that month.)
*A professional is defined as anyone who makes more than $1,000 annually on his or her photography.