BOISE, Idaho – The Peregrine Fund is seeking photographs featuring the majestic beauty and precarious circumstances of birds of prey around the world for its new juried photo exhibition. Entries will be accepted May 1 and winners will be announced July 11.
The theme, “Raptors at Risk,” offers professional and amateur photographers an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to the true life stories of eagles, hawks, falcons, and other often-misunderstood birds of prey.
The exhibition is sanctioned by The Photographic Society of America, the only organization in the United States and one of only four in the world authorized to oversee the work of accomplished photographers. It will operate under the new 2015 international Nature Division rules that reward the story-telling content of a photograph as well as the pictorial quality. Organizers expect these rules to attract birders, naturalists, and nature and wildlife photographers.
“The Nature rules encourage amateur photographers with access to true wildlife situations faced by birds of prey to compete with the more polished entries of advanced photographers,” said Amy Siedenstrang, art director for The Peregrine Fund.
Entries will be judged by a panel of expert outdoor and wildlife photographers. The winners will receive PSA gold, silver, and bronze medals, Honorable Mention ribbons, and The Peregrine Fund’s own Raptors at Risk Award along with prizes from sponsors, including Vortex Optics and B&H Photo.
Rules and more information is available online: http://www.peregrinefund.org/raptors-at-risk
A catalog of all entries will be published online. The winning entries and other selected images will be displayed in the visitor center at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho. If they choose, entrants also can compete to have their images selected for the organization’s 2016 Birds of Prey calendar, which is distributed free to members and sold to the public to raise funds for The Peregrine Fund’s many raptor conservation projects around the world.
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