Monday, February 6, 2012

Conservation Photography Competition

Conservation themed Photography Contest

Friends of the Environment has launched a conservation themed photography contest for students and adults in Abaco in partnership with the US Embassy. Kicked off during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour, FRIENDS built on the film Witness, which looked at the important role that photography can play in conservation.

For the purposes of the competition conservation is defined as:

1. The act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights.

2. Official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management.

3. A district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision.

4. The careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion.

Students and Adults (persons who are 18 and older) are challenged to submit a photo, which can be accompanied by adescriptive sentence, phrase or word that expresses some aspect of conservation in Abaco. Contestants may enter one photo per person and must submit their work to Friends of the Environment in a digital format by March 15th, 2012 along with an entry form to be eligible. Entries must be in a standard digital format (JPEG, PNG, GIF).

All entries will be posted online for electronic voting on Facebook. The top 10 in each category as a result of those votes will be forwarded on to a professional panel of judges recruited by the US Embassy who will select the winners. One winner will be
selected from the Adult and Student category and will be announced at an event on Earth Day, 2012 where their prize will be awarded. Second and third place will also be selected for each category, and will be part of a traveling exhibit of the photographs throughout The Bahamas, including the US Embassy.

Friends of the Environment
PO Box AB 20755
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

For more information please visit the FRIENDS’ website:
www.friendsofftheenvironment.org or call 242-367-272