2015 Obed Photo Contest
The National Park Service (NPS) invites photographers to submit entries for the 4th annual photography exhibit at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center. The NPS is looking for striking digital images of nature, highlighting the spectacular views, recreational opportunities, and diversity of life in the park.
Only photographs taken within Obed Wild and Scenic River will be accepted. All images, except those submitted as Artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Digitally altered photos, beyond standard optimization, will be disqualified. Acceptable alterations include: adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions. High Dynamic Range imaging is acceptable in all categories. Stitching is acceptable in Landscapes. Unacceptable alterations (except for Artistic) include: composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene); the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; digital effects that do not show the scene in its natural way. People may be included except in the Fauna and Flora categories.
SELECTION AND EXHIBIT PROCEDURES
Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final. Selected images will be printed for exhibition at the Visitor Center and may be displayed on the internet, and other venues.
Contest Entry Form (59 KB)
Model Release Form (57 KB)
SUBMISSION & DEADLINE
Entries must be received no later than Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form with all information clearly filled out. Entry forms may be downloaded from here. Entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at or mailed to the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in Wartburg, Tennessee.
Obed Photo Contest
P.O. Box 429
Wartburg, TN 37887
Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.