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Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778
The National Park Service invites photographers to submit entries to the Obed Annual Photo Contest. The NPS is looking for striking digital images highlighting the spectacular views, historic sites, recreational opportunities,and diversity of life in the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, historic areas, weather, or people interacting with nature within the boundaries of 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. Entries must be received no later than July 21, 2015.
Photographs may be submitted into one of five categories: Action/Adventure (photographs of people participating in recreational activities), Artistic (artistic compositions in nature both natural and manipulated in post processing); Flora & Fauna (animals in their natural habitat, including close-ups of invertebrates, or 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); and Youth (entries in any category by photographers under 18 years of age).
Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final. Selected images will be printed for an exhibition at the Obed Visitor Center that will open on Friday, August 21, 2015. Selected images may also be displayed on the internet and other venues.
All entries must be in digital form. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form with all information clearly filled out. Entry forms may be downloaded from https://www.nps.gov/obed/photosmultimedia/obed-photo-contest.htm. Entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to Obed Photo Contest, P.O. Box 429, Wartburg, Tennessee 37887 or dropped off at the Visitor Center at 208 North Maiden Street, Wartburg, Tennessee.
For more information about the Obed Wild and Scenic River, please call (423) 346-6294.