Four Grand Prizes

$100 for the Judges’ Selection
$100 for the Peoples Choice
2 categories – Adult and Youth (15 years and under)

Ten Finalists will be chosen from the submitted photos, and the Peoples’ Choice Grand Prize winners will be chosen from the Ten Finalists. The Peoples’ Choice Award will be based upon voting online and at the Annual Members Meeting Fundraiser, at DeadFish Grill on Thursday evening, May 21, 2015. All Grand Prize winners will be announced at that time.

Contest Rules

  1. Grand Prize winners must be members of Miller Springs Alliance to be eligible for the CASH prizes. Non-members are eligible to win the title but not the cash. This IS a fundraiser, after all. Miller Springs Alliance is a non-profit 501C(3) charity, and your membership and donations, ARE tax-deductible. Your membership (Individual = $20, Youth members = $10) will entitle you to email notices of activities in the Nature Center and periodic photo updates, and an UNLIMITED number of walks in the park (but, you still get that even if you are not a member.). Membership donations provide resources essential to maintain the park.
  2. Photos will be judged in a blinded fashion. WHAT??!! OK, the judges WILL see the photos, but they will NOT see who took them, or whether the photographer is a Member.
  3. All photos MUST have been taken within Miller Springs Nature Center. Photos taken prior to 2015 ARE eligible. Photos must be submitted online, to photos@MillerSpringsNatureCenter.org
  4. By submitting photos for the contest, you grant permission for their use by Miller Springs Nature Center (Miller Springs Alliance), for instance, on our webpages, or newsletters, or in a publication of photos.
  5. A maximum of five (5) submissions are allowed from any photographer
  6. Photos must have a MINIMUM image size of 2000 pixels on the longest size (to permit high quality enlargements, and viewing on large monitor screens)
  7. Entrants in the Youth division must be LESS THAN 16 years old on May 21, 2015.
  8. Any photo of recognizable people must be accompanied by a signed release, such as the General Release for Adults, or Children, found on the American Society of Media Photographers website.
  9. Miller Springs Alliance respects your privacy and will NOT share your email or contact information.