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Contact: Joe Zagorski, 423-346-6294
WARTBURG, Tennessee: The National Park Service invites photographers to submit entries for an exhibit at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center. The National Park Service 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.
Photographs may be submitted into one of five categories: Fauna (animals in their natural habitat, including close-ups of invertebrates), Flora (plants in their natural habitat, including close-ups of flowers, fungi, lichen, and algae), Landscapes (expansive and dramatic views of the land and its features), Artistic (artistic compositions in nature both natural and manipulated in post processing), and Youth (entries by photographers under the age of 18 and each photograph must fit the criteria of the first four categories). Each photographer may submit a maximum of three photographs. Photographers may choose to submit their three photos in multiple categories or in one category only.
Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final. A public reception showcasing the winners will be held on Friday, September 27th.
Entries must be received no later than September 18, 2013. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form with all information clearly filled out. Entry forms and additional rules may be obtained at http://www.nps.gov/obed/photosmultimedia/obed-photo-contest.htm. Entries must be in electronic format and may be emailed to e-mail us ordropped off at or mailed to the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden Street, Wartburg, TN 37887.
For more information, please contact the park at 423-346-6294.