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SWCHR Photo Contest--$100 Prize

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SWCHR is proud to announce the 2018 Hans F. Koenig Award for Excellence in Herpetological Photography is now accepting entries! We now have a Junior Category for under-18 entries; both Adult and Junior Categories have a cash prize. Current members of SWCHR can enter for free. Non-members may enter upon receipt of their membership application and dues via our site www.southwesternherp.com/join.html. Please share this information with your friends!

- Entrants may enter up to 3 photos.

- Photos must be emailed to [email protected]. A confirmation email will be sent when photos are successfully received.

- Each photo entered must include species name, county and state where the photo was taken, and the date the photo was taken. Preference is given to photos taken in 2018.

- Must be an animal occurring naturally in the six-state SWCHR region of interest (AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT). While we support research on introduced species, the intent of this award is to showcase native species.

- Captive specimens may be used as subjects but must be photographed in a natural setting.

- Criteria for judging include the following:
-- Choice of subject matter
-- Originality and creativity
-- Viewer impact and appeal
-- Composition
-- Appropriate use/control of light and shadow
-- Overall sharpness of the image and appropriate use of depth-of-field
-- Choice of background

- Deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb 22nd.

- Winner will be announced no later than March 8th.

- Winner in the Adult category will receive $100 cash prize. Winner in the Junior category will receive $50 cash prize.

- Winner agrees to the use of their winning photo on the four 2019 issues of the SWCHR Bulletin emailed to members and university partners.

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