2014 Obed Photo Contest
The National Park Service (NPS) invites photographers to submit entries for the 3rd annual photography exhibit at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center. The NPS is looking for striking digital images of nature, highlighting the diversity of life in the park.
Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, weather, or people interacting with nature within the Obed Wild and Scenic River. All photographs, 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 alternations 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.
Each photograph must fit into one of the categories above.
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. Selected images will be displayed at an exhibition at the Visitor Center beginning on August 8th. A public reception showcasing the winners will be held on Friday, August 22nd.
SUBMISSION & DEADLINE
Entries must be received no later than July 22, 2014. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form with all information clearly filled out. Entry forms may be downloaded from here. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, drop them off in person or mail them to the Park Visitor Center.
Obed Wild & Scenic River Photo Exhibit
208 N. Maiden St.
Wartburg, TN 37887
Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.
Did You Know?
Did you know that when Native Americans first came across the Obed, they realized that the ground was too steep for settlement and too rough for farming? They did, however, rely on the Obed for hunting, and used the bluffs for shelter.