2019 Photo Contest
Rules and Guidelines:
The contest is open to all photographers. Photos must be taken in the Yampa Valley between September 1, 2018 and August 13, 2019. Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person, or submit images that involve willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment by the photographer. No trespassing on private property.
Cropped photos are eligible in both Professional and Amateur categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents are acceptable for both categories.
Greater Sandhill Cranes and/or Sandhill Crane habitat in the Yampa Valley. Photos may include other birds and wildlife that share crane habitat.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival in two categories: Professional and Amateur
- 1st place – $200 cash
- 2nd place – $125 cash
- 2 Honorable Mentions – $50 cash each
Gift certificates to PhotoGraphicsArt in Steamboat Springs, CO
- 1st place – $150 gift certificate
- 2nd place – $100 gift certificate
- 2 Honorable Mentions – $25 gift certificate each
All winning photos will be featured on the Yampa Valley Crane Festival website and Facebook page.
To Submit Photos:
All submissions must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and be received no later than Aug.13, 2019. Two submissions per person are allowed. Photographers must indicate their entry category: Professional or Amateur. Along with each photo, the entrant must include the photographer’s name, phone number, location of photo, date it was taken, and a title for the image.
Photo Use and Rights:
By submitting photos to the contest, you are agreeing to allow the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, sponsor of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, to use your photo with appropriate photo credits on promotional materials and as part of the festival. Winning photographs, with credit, may be featured in national promotion of the 2020 Yampa Valley Crane Festival.