A beautiful look at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary.
Amateur Photo Contest sponsored by Parkville Coffeehouse and the Backyard Bird Center
Have you taken a picture of the Parkville Nature Sanctuary that you are proud of?
We want to see it. Since 2018, the Friends of Parkville Nature Sanctuary has held a photo contest for amateur photographers.
With two major sponsors, Parkville Coffee and the Backyard Bird Center, the contest illustrates the unique beauty of our nature sanctuary.
Here’s how it works:
The Friends of Parkville Nature Sanctuary enters the new year with two title sponsors. Parkville Coffeehouse will continue to sponsor our monthly contests. And we’re pleased to announce that the Backyard Bird Center will now sponsor our Photo of the Year competition.
Both businesses have been big supporters of our contests, displaying photos of the monthly winners and providing gift cards to winners. We encourage you to support both of these local businesses.
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 receive an honorary certificate and a gift card. The FOPNS board of directors votes on the best of the 12 winning photos at the end of the year and determines the Photo of the Year.
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
In months with insufficient entries, judges reserve the right to not choose a winner.
Name of photographer, address, telephone number, email address, date photo taken, time of day photo taken, location within Sanctuary, caption of subject matter. Entries must be emailed by 8 p.m. on the first day of the month for the contest the previous month. 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.
*A professional is defined as anyone who makes more than $1000 annually with his or her photography.
PHOTO Exhibit: Annually an exhibit of Top Quality images from our photo contest are displayed during July and August at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost in Kansas City, Missouri.