Photo Contest 2013
This exciting joint project between the Guelph Urban Forest Friends (GUFF) and Nature in the Neighbourhood (NitN) aims to encourage young people to get outside, and look at the natural world with a fresh perspective.
Categories for The Tree Timeline -
All Photos to be in Guelph City Limits
Students may submit a photo from each of the following categories:
1. Past: The Storyteller- Take a photo of an urban tree that has a story to tell about its life. It may be a story you have heard from someone or that the tree is telling you.
2. Present: Here and Now- Take a photo that captures an urban tree and the importance it has for us today
3. Future: The Oracle- Take a photo that shows that urban trees will have a place in our city in the future. Convey whether you are optimistic or pessimistic.
Photograph Requirements -
- Participants may submit 1 photograph for each of the 3 categories(for a total of 3 photographs).
- Photos should be a size suitable for printing in 8 x 10 format. Winners will be asked for a photo that can be printed at 300 dpi . (Any size camera bigger than a 10 megapixel will meet this requirement)
- Photographs must be taken in theGuelph area.
- Each photograph must be submitted in a separate email to: email@example.com
- Submissions should be no larger than 2MB. Larger versions may be requested from winners for exhibition purposes.
- In the email with each photo submission, put category ( Past, Present or Future) as the subject of email
- In the message, fill in the entry information (hint: cut and paste into email, then fill in)
- Phone number or email address
- Secondary School
- Teacher Name ( if a class project)
- Location of the photo in Guelph
- Title of photo (optional)
- Submissions will be accepted until October 31st, 2013.
A panel of 3; an artist, a photographer and a tree lover or expert will judge all entries. The winner will be announced shortly after the contest closes on October 31st, 2013. Judges decisions are final. First, second and third places will be determined in each category and a grand prize winner will be selected from the top 9. All winners will be notified by email.
Winning entries will receive a professionally framed photograph that will be part of a special exhibition. An additional grand prize will also be awarded.
The Guelph Urban Forest Friends will display winning photographs at an art exhibition and on our website with credit to the photographer. Any other use of submitted photographs will be with permission.
Educators’ Participation -
Educators are invited to participate in 1 of 3 ways:
- Give them the tools- Provide your students with the information they require to participate in the contest independently. This could be as simple as distributing the ¼ page flyer (included in the school package) to your students and encouraging them to get outside to take some photos and to submit them on their own. Cost = $0
- Organize a class project- Incorporate this exciting contest into a class assignment or homework project. Help them with ideas, composition, and submission. You could even host a smaller class or school-wide contest, or an exhibit at your school. Cost = $0
- Plan a nature photography outing – Take your students outside for a few hours and we’ll come along to help! Experienced Nature in the Neighbourhood facilitators will join you on an outing to deliver a modified version of their Schoolyard Safari program. Students will capture beautiful photographs while learning about the natural world around them. Cost = $25/outing
Thanks to our sponsors….
- The Stone Store
- Meridian Credit Union
- Kloepfers Framing and Gallery
- Icon Photography