Have a great photo of Vashon birds?

We might have a place for it in the 2019 Birds of Vashon-Maury Island calendar.

Our popular annual calendar raises awareness of local birds and showcases the work of local photographers. Proceeds from sales help support Audubon programs.

If you have a photo you’d like to contribute, please submit it by August 31, 2018. This year, we’re also considering photos of artwork by local artists.

If you’d like to submit a photo, here’s what you need to know:

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 good range of types of birds
  • Overall good range of island photographers represented
  • Photos for all months/seasons

Submittal instructions
Submit digital photos by emailing them to vashonbirds@comcast.net by Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

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 September.

Photographers whose photos are selected will be asked to sign a release form giving Vashon Audubon nonexclusive 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 will receive a free calendar.

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

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