Atlas of Life 2013 photography competition

Atlas of Life Photography Competition 2013

Open to all Members. Everyone who Registers on the Atlas of Life website is a Member. This competition is to celebrate the wonderful biodiversity in our region. We hope it will be the first of many. You are all taking wonderful pictures to add to your sightings on the Atlas, so this is your chance to share the best of them!

We will put all the photos into our competition gallery – click the Photo comp button on the left of the Home page

There are nine categories:

1.  Underwater,  2.  Marine and intertidal species,  3. Terrestrial vertebrates (excludes birds),  4. Invertebrates,   5.  Birds,   

Araganu Photo Libby H

  Flora and Fungi    7.  Nightlife    8.  Under 16 years of age    9.  Atlanats at work (AtlaNaturalists)

How to enter

  • Choose your favourite photo – decide in which category it will be entered
  • Send it in an email
  • Give it a title, its category number and tell us about the subject and how the photo was taken in 50 words
  • Maximum file size 5MB
  • submit your files for judging as a JPEG of 1200 pixels along the longest side
  • Closing date for entries December 12th 2013

You may send several entries

How will the photos be judged?

Judging will be based on:

  • interest
  • aesthetics
  • composition
  • high technical standards such as sharpness and correct exposure


Conditions of entry

  • Supplied online, maximum file size 5MB
  • Supplied with title and up to 50 word description
  • Must be taken by person whose name is on the entry form
  • Competition open to everyone who has Registered to log sightings on the ALCW website
  • Entries must be received by end of 12th December 2013
  • Photographs that have been digitally manipulated will not be accepted. Minor alterations to contrast or brightness are the only exceptions to this rule
  • Winners will be announced at the Christmas Celebration Dinner on December 17th
  • There will be one winner for each category and one overall winner. We can’t give cash prizes, but the winner of each category will receive a Certificate of Merit and the overall winner will receive a blown up and mounted copy of the winning photograph
  • Winners, Highly Commended and Finalists will be notified by email
  • The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness may use images for Atlas publications and for promotional purposes. Copyright and intellectual property of the images remains the property of the photographer
  • Unfortunately, due to unforseen costs, we will not be printing the winning photographs


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