To participate, submit photo(s) and entry form to Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife refuge no later than September 14, 2013, or mail to: Friends of Noxubee Refuge (FONR) 2970 Bluff Lake Road, Brooksville, MS 39759, postmarked by September 13, 2013. . Each person may enter TWO Photos per category and is eligible to win one monetary award per category.
Photos must portray wildlife/or scenery photographed within Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and have been taken with the dates of this contest (Sept. 15, 2012-Sept.14, 2013.)
2. Photos must be submitted as prints in color or black & White. Both vertical and horizontal compositions are acceptable. Prints must be 8 X 10 or 8 X 12 with a single mat board to facilitate display. (No hangers, frames or foam-core boards are acceptable)
3. Contestants must also submit a digital file or a 4X6 print of each photograph for FoNR use.
FoNR reserves the right to request the original slide, negative or digital file for use in FoNR and Refuge brochures or websites through September 2014. Photos may be used by FoNR, with appropriate credit given to the photographer.
4. Photos will be judged in two categories: Youth (under 16); Adult (16 and older)
Wildlife- Youth and Adult (birds, mammals, fish, insects, etc.)
Scenery- Youth and Adult (landscapes, people, plants, fungi)
will be announced and certificates and awards will be given during the National Wildlife Week celebration in October. The photographers will be honored at the Refuge Visitor Center and pictures will be posted on the <http://www.friends-of-noxubee-refuge.org/> WWW.Friends-Of-Noxubee-Refuge.org <http://www.friends-of-noxubee-refuge.org/> <http://www.friends-of-noxubee-refuge.org/> website.