2020 CCCC/Yampa Valley Crane Festival Photo Contest
Rules and Guidelines:
The contest is open to all photographers. Greater Sandhill Crane photos can be submitted in 3 categories:
- Yampa Valley Greater Sandhill Cranes – Amateur Division
- Yampa Valley Greater Sandhill Cranes – Professional Division
- Rocky Mountain Greater Sandhill Cranes- Locations outside the Yampa Valley (open to both Amateur and Professional photographers)
All photos submitted in any category must be taken between September 1, 2019 and August 16, 2020. 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 to take photos.
Cropped photos are eligible in all 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 all categories.
Categories 1 and 2: Greater Sandhill Cranes and/or Sandhill Crane habitat in the Yampa Valley.
Category 3: Greater Sandhill Cranes found outside the Yampa Valley; specifically the states included in the Rocky Mountain Population of Greater Sandhill Cranes – Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico. Category 3 is open to both Amateur and Professional photographers.
Photos of cranes may include other birds and wildlife that share crane habitat.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival in three categories:
Yampa Valley Cranes, Amateur:
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- 1st place – $150 gift certificate
- 2nd place – $100 gift certificate
- 2 Honorable Mentions – $25 gift certificate each
Yampa Valley Cranes, Professional:
- 1st place – $200 cash
- 2nd place – $125 cash
- 2 Honorable Mentions – $50 cash each
Rocky Mountain Greater Sandhill Cranes outside the Yampa Valley – Amateur and Professional:
- 1st place – $200 cash
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 August 16, 2020. Two submissions per person are allowed in categories 1 and 2. One submission per person is allowed in category 3. Photographers must indicate their entry category on each photo. 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. All images must be submitted in jpeg format.
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.