The Beauty of Florida: Celebrating Nature through Photography

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast embraces the natural beauty of the Sunshine State with its fifth annual virtual Summer Photo Contest. This contest offers photographers of all ages and experience levels the opportunity to showcase their talent and capture the awe-inspiring landscapes, wildlife, and cultural heritage of Florida.

The exhibition, like previous years, will be held entirely online through the Conservation Foundation’s website and Facebook displays. Participants are required to submit original works taken within the past year, reflecting the splendor of Florida. The photographs must fall into one of the four captivating categories:

1. The Big Picture: Capture the grandeur and beauty of Florida’s landscapes and waterscapes.
2. The Art of Nature: Celebrate the abstract and unique perspectives found in nature and science.
3. Old Florida Charm: Highlight the allure and rustic beauty of natural Florida, emphasizing cultural heritage, ranching, and rural communities.
4. It’s a Wild Life: Showcase the remarkable beauty, grace, and power of Florida’s native species, from birds to bears.

For talented young photographers aged 15 and under, there is a special category called Youth Perspective. The category allows them to explore their creativity while also adhering to one of the four main categories mentioned above.

Each participant is permitted to submit up to three photographs via email before midnight on May 31. A panel of esteemed jurors, including highly acclaimed photographers and conservation experts, will review the submissions and select ten photographs per category. These carefully curated photographs will be displayed in online galleries on the Conservation Foundation website and Facebook page.

In addition to category winners being recognized and awarded prizes, there will also be People’s Choice winners determined through popular vote on Facebook, allowing the public to engage with and appreciate the captivating photographs.

If you’re passionate about photography and enchanted by the natural wonders of Florida, visit conservationfoundation.com/summerphoto to find detailed information, entry rules, and submission forms. Join the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast in celebrating the diverse and breathtaking beauty that the Sunshine State has to offer.

FAQ Section

1. What is the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast’s virtual Summer Photo Contest?
The virtual Summer Photo Contest is an annual photography event organized by the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. It provides photographers of all ages and experience levels the opportunity to showcase their talent and capture the natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural heritage of Florida.

2. How can I participate in the contest?
To participate, you need to submit original photographs taken within the past year that reflect the splendor of Florida. The photographs must fit into one of the four categories: The Big Picture, The Art of Nature, Old Florida Charm, or It’s a Wild Life. Young photographers aged 15 and under can also participate in the Youth Perspective category.

3. How many photographs can I submit?
Each participant can submit up to three photographs via email.

4. What is the deadline for submissions?
The deadline for submissions is midnight on May 31.

5. How will the photographs be judged?
A panel of esteemed jurors, including highly acclaimed photographers and conservation experts, will review the submissions and select ten photographs per category. These selected photographs will be displayed in online galleries on the Conservation Foundation’s website and Facebook page.

6. Are there any prizes for the winners?
Category winners will be recognized and awarded prizes. There will also be People’s Choice winners determined through a popular vote on Facebook.

Definitions

– Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast: The organization that organizes the virtual Summer Photo Contest and works to protect the natural beauty and environment of the Gulf Coast region.
– Virtual Summer Photo Contest: An annual photography contest held online through the Conservation Foundation’s website and Facebook displays.

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