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Call for Photos

The Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society invites you to contribute photos of birds seen on Vashon or surrounding waters for our 2018 calendar. Deadline is August 31, 2017.

This popular calendar raises awareness of local birdlife. Proceeds from calendar sales help support Vashon Audubon programs.

We are looking for:

· Excellent photo quality

· Photos that do something special—tell a story, show birds in action, convey a mood, show detail that makes you say wow!

· Overall good range of types of birds

· Overall good range of island photographers represented

· Overall set of photos appropriate for all months/seasons

Submittal instructions and more information

Submit digital photos by emailing them to VashonBirds@comcast.net by Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

Files should be in JPEG format, sRGB colorspace. The ideal finished size for a main calendar page photo is 11" wide x 8.5" high at 300 DPI (3300 x 2550 pixels). If you have a wonderful image that doesn’t meet these size requirements, feel free to submit it; it might work. We also use smaller photos throughout the calendar. Photos should not have watermarks.

Please include the photographer’s name, address and phone number in the email. List each photo submitted and identify the bird species and when and where the photo was taken.

A committee of photographers and birders will select photos for the calendar. If your photo is chosen, we will notify you in early September.

Photographers whose photos are selected will be asked to sign a release form giving Vashon Audubon non-exclusive permission to publish your photograph in the calendar and promotional materials. You must own all rights to any photos submitted. Photo copyright will remain with the photographer.

Photographers will be credited and given a free calendar.

The calendar will be sold at Vashon Audubon programs, local stores, and by mail beginning in October.

Questions?

For technical information related to photos contact Michael Elenko, michael.elenko@comcast.net

For general questions about Vashon Audubon and the calendar contact Sarah Driggs, sdriggs@comcast.net or 206-408-7051

Thank you for considering our request for photos. We’re excited about showcasing the work of Vashon’s talented wildlife photographers!