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Judging for 2014 Buchanan County
Natural Areas Photo Contest
This year's judge is Bill Witt of Cedar Falls.  Bill's book, Enchanted by Prairie contains beautiful examples of his photography.  After sharing some of his work, Bill will be providing comments and selecting winners in the categories of Wildlife, Plants & Wildflowers, People Enjoying Nature and Landscapes.  The Judging will be at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 17 at the Nature Center at Fontana Park.  Judging is open to the public.

2013 Winners

Overall by Gavin Pate

           People Enjoying Nature by Carol Thyer                                                                                                           Wildlife by Trenton Cabell

                                  Plants & Wildflowers by Wade Clark                                                        Landscapes by Monica Bengston   

2014 Buchanan County
Natural Areas Photo Contest
Sponsored by the Buchanan County Conservation Board
1. All photos must be taken in Buchanan County, depict Natural Areas, and be taken by amateur photographers from anywhere.
2. Only black & white or color prints 3” x 5” or larger will be accepted. Photos may be enlarged and cropped. Photos are not to be matted or framed. 
3. Label the back of each photo to indicate where the picture was taken, the category of the entry, and your name, phone number and address.
4. Each photo must be entered in one of four categories: Landscapes, Wildlife, Plants & Wildflowers, or People Enjoying Nature. The category must be printed on the back of each entry.
5. Photos entered in previous years’ contests are not eligible.
6. One $100 prize will be awarded to the overall winner, and a $50 prize will be awarded to the winners in each of the four categories. The contest will be judged by a professional photographer. 
7. Entries must be postmarked by September 10 and sent to: Photo Contest, 1883 125th St., Hazleton, IA 50641.
8. No more than six photos per individual may be entered, photos may be entered in any categories.
9. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want your photo(s) returned after the contest. Judging is open to the public and you may take images after judging.
10. The Conservation Board reserves the right to make and keep copies of any photo entries.
11. BCCB will display the winning photos as 8X10’s and will have enlargements made for our display of winners. We will ask for the negative or digital image of winning photos if those photos are not submitted as 8x10 entries.

12. Buchanan County Conservation has the right to utilize images submitted to the contest for publicity and sales.  Credit will be given to photographer when these photos are used.