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Colorado National Monument Announces 2010 Calendar Photo Contest

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Date: November 21, 2008

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT 

CALENDAR PHOTO REQUESTS

Colorado National Monument Association publishes an annual calendar featuring a variety of images taken in the monument. Twelve (12) full-pagephotographs are required, as well as approximately 30 smaller grid images.

For the 2010 calendar, we would like to feature a variety of Monument topics.

Wildlife: This can include our larger mammals such as big horn sheep or bobcats, and smaller ones  such as rock squirrels. Pictures of birds and lizards are popular; butterflies always add color.

Plants: Spring flowers and blooming shrubs are excellent; but don’t forget that old twisted juniper. Fall colors are also important.

Landscapes: All four seasons are emphasized (yes, we do know that winter is often a photographer’s delight), as well as unusual and perhaps less known rock formations and Monument features.

In order to insure that all submissions are judged fairly, we ask that you submit only prints. We request 8 x 10 colored prints in landscape format. The maximum to submit is 10. Please see Guidelines on the attached Submission Form for more information.

“Payment” for the use of your image(s) will be 10 calendars for one or more full-page picture and 5 calendars for one or more smaller grid picture --– not to exceed 10. Photographers will be given credit for their photographs in the calendar.

Thank you for your participation in our 2010 calendar.

Please contact us if you have any questions. Feel free to forward this information to other photographers with great photos of our Monument. Deadline for submission is February 13, 2009.

Lace Stevens and Dolores Schroeder, Project Coordinators (970) 858-3617, ext. 307.                 

E-mail: e-mail us.

CNMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 National Park Service cooperating association. Its mission is to assist Colorado National Monument with educational, scientific, research, and historical projects. CNMA generates most of its income through sales from the bookstore in the visitor center. Our yearly calendars are not only an important sales item for the bookstore, but also an important venue for local and distant photographers to showcase their skills.

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CNMA 2010 Calendar

Photo Submission Form

Name:_________________________

E-mail:________________________

Phone number: _________

Address:_________________________

City____________ State ____ Zip___________

Number of colored prints submitted: ___________ Is a CD included? _________

Return of prints and CD. Do you prefer (1) ______ pick up at Visitor Center or (2) _______ return by mail?

*If you prefer return by mail, please include a self- addressed padded envelope with sufficient postage. Thank you.

Deadline for Submission is February 13, 2009

Guidelines:

No more than 10 colored landscape prints

Submit each image as an 8 x 10 colored print. Include a CD (TIFF or RAW) if possible.

On the back of each print include the following:

(1) Name of photographer

(2) Title of picture

(3) Date of picture

(4) Location within the monument where picture was taken

Mailing the prints – use sufficient padding to protect the prints and mail to:

2010 Calendar

Colorado National Monument Association

Fruita, CO 81521

Prints can also be dropped off at the visitor center of Colorado National Monument, open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Notification will be sent once the judging committee has made its final selections.

For more details, contact us.

Call 1-970-858-3617, ext. 307; leave a message and your call will be returned.

E-mail: e-mail us.   

I agree to allow Colorado National Monument Association a one-time use of each image selected for the 2010 Colorado National Monument calendar.

Signature _____________________________ Date ____________________

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