2017 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Conference and Training

Front Royal, Virginia
Friday, September 15, 2017

Photo credits in order of appearance: VMN-Pocahontas Chapter; VMN; Virginia State Parks (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Welcome to the 2017 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Volunteer Conference and Training

2017 Statewide Photo Contest
NOTE: All documents can be found at the bottom of the page

Photo Contest Submission Deadline
August 11 by 11:59pm

New this year:
The 2017 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Photography Contest will be conducted in a digital format! Digital Photography is where it is at today and a very important tool for VMNs. We hope this new format will encourage and make it easier for chapters to enter the contest and also offers an opportunity for a few digital lessons to be learned. We know it will have a much smaller ecological footprint than frames, mats, packing and printing!

Marie Majarov (mariemilanmajarov@gmail.com), 2017 VMN State Conference Photography Contest Coordinator, has prepared a download of useful informaiton to help with image preparation and will be glad to talk with representatives from each chapter to answer questions.

All Virginia Master Naturalist Chapters are invited to enter photopraphs and may use any means that they wish in order to select photos to submit for representing their chapter at the statewide contest. Internal chapter contests are encouraged since photography is an important part of VMNs making/recording observations and a skill essential in communicating to the public as part of Education and Outreach.

Each VMN Chapter may enter one photograph in each of the following three categories, for a total of 3 entries per chapter:
The contest acknowledges the wonderful talent that exists in our membership, as well as the important role that photography can play in teaching and learning about natural resources. The entries will be judged by a qualified group of judges who will select First place, Second place, and Third place for all three categories. Honorable Mention(s) will be awarded as the judges see fit. All entered pictures will be exhibited via a PowerPoint at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center for the duration of the 2017 VMN Statewide Conference and Training.

If all goes well embracing a digital format this year, next year we can expand our categories and opportunities!


2017 Photo Contest Rules and Information

2017 Photo Contest Entry Form - a completed form must be submitted with each entry!

Digital Format Guide - helpful information for labeling and sizing entries

Contact Information

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Tiffany Brown at 540-231-0790* during business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event.
*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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