Call for photos for our 2021 calendar

Vashon Audubon is looking for great photos of Island birds for our 2021 Birds of Vashon-Maury Island calendar. This popular calendar raises awareness of local birds and showcases the work of local photographers. Proceeds from sales help support Audubon programs.

We also showcase Island photographers’ work in a video for our annual First Friday event, and in our “Bird of the Month” feature in the Beachcomber.

Deadline for calendar submissions is Monday, August 31, 2020.

We’re looking for:

  • Photos taken on Vashon-Maury Island or surrounding waters
  • 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 wide variety of types of birds
  • Overall wide range of island photographers represented
  • Photos for all months/seasons

Every year we receive many photos of Barred Owls, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, and Ospreys. We encourage a wide variety of species.

Submittal instructions and more information
Submit digital photos by emailing them to vashonbirds@comcast.net by Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.

Please send the highest quality and largest size photo possible. It’s best not to crop or alter the photo. The photos we use for a full calendar page (11 in. x 8.5 in.) are typically around 5 to 8 MB. If you have a wonderful image that has a smaller file size, feel free to submit it; it might work. We also use smaller photos throughout the calendar and in our annual bird video. 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 and send you a free calendar.

While photographers retain copyright, we assume that by submitting photos to Vashon Audubon, photographers are giving Audubon permission to publish their photos in the calendar, promotional materials (such as posters, Audubon website, and newspap0er articles), and in the video we produce along with the calendar.

The calendar will be sold at Vashon Audubon programs, local stores, and on our website.

Questions? Contact Sarah Driggs, vashonbirds@comcast.net or 206-408-7051.

Download the calendar submission guidelines »

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