It’s not too late to enter! Best Backyards deadline 9/26

Start an entry page now! Finish uploads by 11:59 pm EST on Sept. 26, 2013

You’ve been working on your yard all summer and have great photos to show.
There’s still time to enter them in the Best Backyards photo contest!
This is your chance to be published in our Spring/Summer edition.
If you already started an entry, thank you!

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THE ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 20 images total per submission.
NOTE: You may start as many entry pages of 20 images as you like, at $25 each.
SUGGESTED TOPICS: Small World, Plant Life, Wildlife, Gardens, Water Life.

To see the Best Backyards Photo Contest Guidelines, click here.

NEXT CALL FOR ENTRIES: Ocean Views photo contest opens October 1.
Windland Awards opens January 1, 2014.

Visit our home page at www.NaturesBestPhotography.com to find info on competitions and exhibitions.

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LAST DAY TO ENTER the Wilderness Forever Photo Contest!

ATTENTION ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! 
CONTEST CLOSING: Send in your favorite photos of wilderness by Sept. 17.
Be a part of the Smithsonian 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Exhibition.
Click HERE to enter the Wilderness Forever Photo Contest. 

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THE FINAL DEADLINE: 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
Start an entry before the deadline and you have the rest of the week to upload images.
THE ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 20 images total per submission.
NOTE: You may enter more than one submission at $20 fee each.
THE CATEGORIES: Scenic Landscape, Wildlife, People in Wilderness, and Most Inspirational Moment.
IMPORTANT: All photos must be taken at a designated U. S. Wilderness Area.

To see a complete List of U.S. Wilderness Areas by location, click here.
To see the Wilderness Forever Photo Contest Guidelines, click here.
To complete the Entry Form and submit your photos, click here.
Share the beauty of a U.S. Wilderness Area. Look through your archives, and send us your best. Enter your wilderness photos TODAY!

DEADLINE EXTENDED two weeks to 9/17/2013!

ANNOUNCING: WILDERNESS FOREVER PHOTO CONTEST
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11:59 pm EST on SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
www.naturesbestphotography.com/wilderness.php

Due to the new declaration from The White House that September is “Wilderness Month” and because many people are just returning from travels, the deadline to enter your best shots from U.S. wilderness areas has been extended to September 17th. The Wilderness50 coalition, distinguished panel of judges, and the team at Nature’s Best Photography invite photographers at all levels of experience to enter the “Wilderness Forever” photo contest to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Winners will be displayed in the 2014 print exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, one of the most widely respected and highly visited museums in the world. Also, all winning images will be published in a special publication produced to commemorate this golden anniversary event and promoted nationwide through electronic, print, and event promotions.
If you have already started a submission, thank you! If you have not entered yet, start an entry page now and you will have up until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on September 17, 2013 to complete your photo uploads.

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©Bob Wick / BLM / Eagletail Mountains Wilderness, AZ

LAST CALL: ONE WEEK LEFT TO ENTER

Do you have images from U.S. Wilderness or favorite photos of birds you’ve encountered? Start an entry now and finish your photo uploads by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the contest deadlines below.

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS
wide_WF_Lastcall-1DEADLINE: Enter now and finish uploads through September 3, 2013. IMPORTANT: Photos must be of designated U. S. Wilderness Areas.

tn_WF_ListTo find those areas, they are listed by location by clicking at left or here. Winners will be part of an historic exhibition in 2014 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History!

Get all the details here.
With questions or If you need help, email: wilderness@naturesbestphotography.com
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FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE U.S. & CANADA (except Quebec)

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DEADLINE: Enter now and finish uploads through September 4, 2013.
PRIZES: Enter your best for a chance to win a trip to Norway, Peru, or Honduras, or win Tamron lenses or a B&H gift card. Winners will be published in Audubon and Nature’s Best Photography magazines and shown online.

Since it is the end of both the Audubon Photo Awards and the Wilderness Forever contests, our system can be very busy at times. If you have any trouble, you may email your images and caption directly to us and we will be happy to enter them for you. At this time, the captions can be brief. We will ask for more detailed information later during judging.

FOR MORE ABOUT NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AND TO ENTER YOUR BEST, VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER “Wilderness Forever” PHOTO CONTEST

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SIGNED INTO LAW in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Wilderness Act was a triumph for all who enjoy the open landscapes of America and the natural heritage they represent. 

Today, more than 100 million acres are protected by the National Wilderness Preservation System to ensure these areas remain ecologically sound and environmentally pristine for future generations. In 2014, the Wilderness Act will reach its 50th Anniversary.
In tribute to this milestone, Wilderness50—a coalition of government agencies, nonprofit groups, foundations, and other supporters—have joined together to celebrate the 50-year mark through numerous educational events, including the “Wilderness Forever” nationwide photography competition and print exhibition at the Smithsonian.

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ABOUT THE COMPETITION: THE Wilderness50 COALITION, distinguished panel of judges, the Smithsonian Institution, and the team at Nature’s Best Photography now invite photographers at all levels of experience to enter the new “Wilderness Forever” photography competition. This call for entries seeks your best photos and personal stories and experiences within America’s protected wilderness areas (see the official list link: www.wilderness.net/NWPS/stateView?state=AK)

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: CATEGORY WINNERS and a selection of Highly Honored photos will be displayed in a 2014 print exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, one of the most widely respected and highly visited museums in the world. In addition, all winning images will be published in a special publication produced to commemorate this golden anniversary event and promoted nationwide through other electronic, print, and event promotions. Each of the four contest categories will have a Pro, Amateur, and Student winner, plus Honorable Mentions. Download the Entry Guidelines for complete details, rules, and categories: Entry Guidelines PDF


WILDERNESS FOREVER SPONSORS AND AFFILIATES


FEDERAL AGENCIES:

ORGANIZATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS:
Epson America Corporation
Wilderness Photos © Bob Wick/BLM

Picture of the Week by Cris Hayes

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Cris Hayes of Suwanee, Georgia, USA.  www.naturesbestphotography.com
2013NBP_POTW_CrisHayes Title: Bee Palm bird

Subject: Goldfinch

Location: Suwanee, Georgia, USA

Camera: Canon EOS 60D; EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens at 400mm; 1/360 sec at ƒ/9; ISO 360.

Story: “Our first Bee Balm Wildflower ever! Between the Hummingbirds and Finches, this flower has turned out to be the favored flower of all birds this year.”

**Notice** No use without permission of photographer © Cris Hayes.

June 25 to July 1st, 2013 Picture of the Week by Scott Bechtel

Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Scott Bechtel of Findlay, Ohio, USA. www.naturesbestphotography.com

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Title: Surprise!

Subject: Male Rufous Hummingbird

Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia

Camera: Nikon D7000; Nikon 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 lens at 200mm; 1/250 sec at ƒ/19; ISO 200.

Story: “I was on vacation near Cranbrook, British Columbia taking photos of hummingbirds. While shooting this rufous another rufous over my head caught the attention of this guy. I captured him just as he turned to enforce his territory.”

**Notice**
The image appears on our website from Tuesday, June 24, until Monday, July 1st, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Scott Bechtel.

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