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THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION has announced a $25,000 photo contest NOTICE: This is NOT a COMPLETE press release. Check the links

Try this link for details: http://www.nwf.org/pz/account.aspx?s_src=&s_subsrc= Application form http://www.nwf.org/pz/Account.aspx

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The National Wildlife Photo Contest (NWPC) is open to ALL photographers worldwide who are at least 13 years of age, except employees and directors of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), their immediate families and individuals living in the same household as such employees. NWF reserves the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility.

DIVISIONS: Photographers must enter their images in one of the following divisions: Pro — Full or part-time professional photographers who receive all or a major part of their income from nature photography. Amateur — Beginning or amateur photographers at least 18 years of age, and experienced photographers who do not receive a major part of their income from nature photography. Youth — Young photographers ages 13 to 17. Young photographers 12 and under, please enter our Ranger Rick Photo Contest.

CATEGORIES: Photographers entering in the Pro and Amateur divisions must enter each image in one of the following categories. Photographers entering the Youth division do not need to specify a category, but images must follow the subject matter of one of the categories. The same photo cannot be entered in more than one category. If you wish to move a photo to another category after you have uploaded, simple delete that photo and upload it again in the other category. Judges reserve the right to switch images to other categories. 1. Mammals — Portraits and Behavior 2. Birds — Portraits and Behavior 3. Other Wildlife — Portraits and Behavior (includes underwater life, reptiles, amphibians, insects, spiders and more) 4. Backyard Habitats - Wild Creatures, Native Plants and Natural Settings in Your Yard 5. Connecting People and Nature — People Enjoying the Outdoors 6. Landscapes and Plant Life - Scenic Views and Native Plants in Wild Settings Global Warming and Wildlife - Portraits and Behavior of the following specific species: American alligator American lobster American robin American pika Baltimore oriole Bengal tiger bighorn sheep caribou coral (any species) coral reef fish (any species) Edith's checkerspot butterfly gray jay gray whale great tit horned puffin lesser snow goose loggerhead sea turtle Mexican jay moose Nashville warbler northern elephant seal penguins (Adelie, emperor, Magellanic and rockhopper) pine siskin polar bear prothonotary warbler red squirrel red-winged blackbird splendent quetzal ringed seal rufous hummingbird sockeye salmon spectacled eider tufted puffin arctic walrus yellow-bellied marmot WHAT PHOTOS TO ENTER: We are looking for striking images of nature — on land, in the air and beneath the water’s surface—from anywhere in the world. These images may show animal behavior, portraits of wildlife in natural habitat, plant life, natural landscapes, or people interacting with nature. Do not include photographs of pets or domestic animals. Images of captive animals photographed in game farms or roadside zoos will be disqualified. Captive animals photographed in major zoos, wildlife research facilities or rehabilitation centers are acceptable. Clearly label animals as wild or captive in the caption information. Previously published photos may be entered; however, please include information on when and where the photos appeared. Winning photos from other competitions may also be entered, but include the name of the contests and the years they won. HOW TO CONTACT US: Questions and inquiries regarding contest rules or technical matters, including problems uploading photos, can be emailed to info@nwf.org.