DARKE COUNTY – Calling all amateur photographers! There are still a few more weeks to submit photos for the 2015 Darke County Park District Photo Contest.
“Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks!” said Hannah Linebaugh, naturalist.
The winning photos submitted will be used to create a 2016 calendar. There are 12 Darke County Parks and 12 months in the year. The goal is to feature a different park each month highlighting the particular season. The rules are as follows.
Photos must be taken in one of the Park District’s 12 park areas during 2014 or 2015 and submitted by amateur photographers only. (Amateur is defined as someone who does not earn more than half of their income through photography.)
Scenery photos are preferred, but photos of people using the parks may be submitted. (A model release form must be signed if there are recognizable people featured in the photo.)
Photos must be in a horizontal orientation only and must be submitted digitally (6 megapixel minimum.) No more than five entries can be submitted per photographer per month. Entrants under 18 years old require a signature from their parent or guardian.
All photos submitted become the property of the Darke County Park District who retains the right to use all submitted photos in any advertising and or promotion it deems suitable.
Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content, and photographic skill, and the judges’ decision will be final. Credit will be given to the winning photographer in the 2016 Darke County Park District Calendar.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1.
Please submit photos to Naturalist, Hannah Linebaugh at [email protected]; include the date and location where the photo was taken and the photographer’s name. For any questions about the 2015 Darke County Parks Photo Contest, please contact Hannah Linebaugh at the above email or by calling the Nature Center at 937-548-0165.