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GET READY TO ENTER THE

2020 WINDLAND SMITH RICE

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS!


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Do you have a Nature's Best User Account? You will use this account to enter all NBP contests.

"My Account Dashboard" will show up in the top right of this website homepage to help you manage your account. Log into your account to enter contests. Your info will be saved for current and future contests. Use your "Dashboard" tool to quickly access your account home "welcome" page where you can see and manage your contest entries and find links to open contests. You will not be able to view past entries or contests. Prepare your images: Save COPIES of your photos as RGB .jpg files from 500 kilobytes up to 5 megabytes in size at about 1000 to 2000 pixels on the longest side. 
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ENTER PHOTOS

All photos entered in Nature's Best Photography Awards contests must accurately reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder. Important guidelines:

• Nothing should be added to an image, and aside from dust spots, nothing should be taken away.


• Normal processing of RAW image files and minor adjustments to color and contrast are acceptable, as is minimal cropping. 

• HDR and focus stacking are permitted as long as all manipulation is disclosed upon entry. 

• Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person, or submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment by the photographer. 

• Photo subjects MUST NOT have been baited, lured, or taken in a controlled situation.


JUDGING

THE NBP JUDGING PANEL ranks all submitted photos during three rounds of blind judging.

What is blind judging? To ensure fairness, our judges cannot see the photographers’ names in relation to images during review. They will only see the photo and the notes added to each entry. They will then rank the image. The votes are compiled into a report where judges' votes are tallied. 

Photographers making it through the initial round are semifinalists. We will email you a "Hi-Res Request" Form with instructions on what you need to send us for the second round of review. You will be asked to supply the follwing:

• High resolution TIFF files and un-altered RAWs or original JPEGs.

• Complete caption telling the story behind the shot.

• Camera specifications including lenses, accessories, tripod, and head. 

• Confirmation that your photo subject has NOT been baited, lured, or taken in a controlled situation.

Failure to comply with contest rules and supply requested materials on time, may lead to disqualification. Please let us know if you will be traveling, so we may reach you throughout the judging period.

 

 


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