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The 2015 NEBRASKAland Magazine Photo Contest

From the Missouri River to the Pine Ridge, every bit of Nebraska holds a new discovery. We welcome all photographers, no matter the age or skill level, to share with us your visions of Nebraska.

Open to all photographers, your photo entry in the contest qualifies you for the chance to be published in NEBRASKAland Magazine, as well as win great cash prizes from NEBRASKAland Magazine.

 

Eligibility

Eligibility

Photos must have been taken in Nebraska. Photos may not have been previously submitted to (or taken on assignment for) NEBRASKAland Magazine. Employees of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and their immediate families are ineligible.

Categories

Categories

ADULT

  1. Wildlife — wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods
  2. Scenic — in which landmarks, scenery or inanimate objects are prominent
  3. Recreation — people enjoying the outdoors through hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, skiing or other outdoor activities
  4. Flora — wildflowers, foliage, fruiting bodies or other parts of plants

YOUTH

  1. Open to those age 17 and under and not broken down by category

Note: Entrants must choose a category for each photo, but judges may recategorize entries.
Do not send: Prints, transparencies, negatives, subscription orders, checks or correspondence.

Winners

Winners

Winning entries will be announced in the December 2015 issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine. A selection of entries may appear in a slideshow at Nebraskalandmagazine.com and via social media.

Reader’s Choice: The Reader’s Choice award will be judged by the general public after NEBRASKAland Magazine staff place the finalists of the Contest at Nebraskalandmagazine.com from August 19 – September 16, 2015, with the winner for this category announced in the December, 2015 issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine. There is a limit of one vote per person per day.

Prizes

Prizes

ADULT

  • Grand prize — $300 for best overall photo
  • Reader choice — $200 for reader’s choice winner
  • First place — $150 for each category
  • Second place — $100 for each category
  • Third place — $50 for each category

YOUTH

  • First place — $50

Judges reserve the right to decide whether a category merits any or all awards.

How to Enter

How to Enter

All images must be submitted via the entry form below. Complete all required fields, including name, email and other information about the photo submission. Images sent any other way, including via mail or email, will not be accepted. Parents/guardians will be required to digitally sign the submission forms for the Youth category.

All photographs must be in digital JPEG or JPG formats and have a resolution of at least 8 megapixels to be made available upon request. Images not meeting this standard may be disqualified from the Contest at the judges’ sole discretion. Entries containing a watermark will not be accepted.

Deadlines

Deadlines

Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:01 am CST on July 1, 2015. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm CST on July 31, 2015.

Winners will be contacted by September 1, 2015 and asked to supplement their submission (such as a paragraph about their photo and/or the highest resolution version of their photo).

 

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