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Nature Photo Contest Rules

1. The competition is open to amateurs and professionals.  
2. Entries may be color or black and white digital scans. Scans should be no larger than 800 by 600 pixels at 72 dpi. and no smaller than 640 by 480 pixels at 72 dpi. Eligible photos should be no more than 3 years old. Please do not send prints or slides to Field and Forest.  
3. You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright in all photos entered. Images must not have been digitally altered in any way other than necessary burning, dodging and cropping. We  
4. Your e-mail address must be included with each entry. Up to 3 photos may be entered.  
5. Please include the following details with your submission: your name and e-mail address, a title for the photo, a brief statement about your thoughts about the photo, where and when the photo was taken, and the equipment used to take it. We do not allow names, logos or writing on photo entries. These markings must be removed prior to submission.
6. You must declare if a photo has been taken in captivity or conditions that are unnatural.  
7. Photos of domestic animals (cats, dogs, cows, etc) are not eligible. Photos which reveal a human presence (fences, windmills, barns, trails etc) are not eligible.  
8. Judges appointed by Field and Forest will choose the winners. The judges' decision on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition's judging and Field and Forest.  
9. Should the quality of entries fall below the standard required, Field and Forest Company reserves the right not to award prizes.  
10. First, second and third place awards will be chosen. Winners will be notified via e-mail as soon as judging is completed. Winning and honorable mention photos will be published in the contest gallery at Field and Forest. All winning entries and any honorable mentions will be published in the contest gallery. At the end of each contest year all winners will be included in a judging for the Field and Forest Photo of the Year award. You retain all copyrights to your work. We do not want your copyright.
11. Your submission is agreement that your photo can be used at the Field and Forest website without notification or renumeration. On the other hand, your photo will not be used in any manner for our profitable gain.
12. Field and Forest reserves the right to change the contest rules without prior notification.