(KPLR) – Is your camera always with you when you’re outdoors? Have you captured a magic moment in nature you’d love to share? If so, your photo could end up printed in the Missouri Conservationist Magazine? The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding a Discover Nature Photo Contest, and Dan Zarlenga shared the details with John Fuller.
Q. What’s this contest all about?
- A photo contest to help Missourians showcase their outdoor experiences and discover nature through photography
Q. How does it work?
- Contest open from now until November 15
- We’re accepting images of:
- Wildlife, birds, insects, etc.
- Landscapes and scenery
- Flowers, trees and plants
- Or images of people enjoying outdoor recreation:
- Fishing and hunting
- MDC staff will choose a monthly winner and display it on the MDC website
- In January 2015, all monthly winners will appear in the Missouri Conservationist Magazine.
Q. What are the requirements for entering the contest?
- All photos must be taken outdoors in Missouri
- Resolution must be at least 2,000 pixels (original photo)
- Must be in jpg format
- Can enter up to 10 photos per month
- Include a caption describing:
- Location of the photo
- Description of subject, activity, or scene
- Only basic manipulations allowed (cropping, exposure/color correction, etc.)
Q. How can viewers submit their pictures?
- Submit photos through any social networking site of choice
- Use the hashtag “#MDCDiscoverNature” to identify it
- MDC will gather all images with that hashtag onto a tagboard where all entries can be seen together
Q. How can we find out more?
- Go to MDC.MO.gov
- Search keywords “photo contest”