16th Annual FOYL Photo Contest

presented by: Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

Starts:Monday, August 01, 2016  10:00 AMEnds:Friday, September 23, 2016  5:00 PM

Entry is free of charge


Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

750 NW Lighthouse Dr., Suite 7

Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses (FOYL) are sponsoring the Sixteenth Annual Lighthouse Photo Contest. The contest is open to all Amateur Photographers.  Employees, volunteers, and immediate family members of those employed by the BLM, OPRD or FOYL are not eligible to participate.

All photos must be taken in or from the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area or the Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site. Photos taken from vantage points outside these areas that show one of these areas are also eligible.  Photos taken from unmanned drones are NOT eligible.

Photos should be submitted in two ways: Matted prints (no glass or frames), with the minimum size being a 5” x 7” photo with a 6” x 8” mat,  the maximum matted size is 16” x 20”.  Photos also need to be submitted in digital form using either .jpeg, .jpg, .gif or .tif format, no files larger than 10 MB please.

Photos may be mailed to: 750 Lighthouse Dr., Ste. 7, Newport, OR, 97365; and/or delivered by hand to the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area’s Interpretive Store, digital copies may also be emailed to foyl@yaquinalights.org.

All photos must have been taken since January 1, 2016.  All entries must be submitted by the end of the day on September 23, 2016.  Judging will take place the last week of September, with the winners being notified by or on September 30, 2016.  All entries will then be on exhibit in the Yaquina Head Interpretive Center, in the Yaquina Room, during the month of October. All photos entered become the property of Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses.

Prizes will be given in three divisions, Representational, Digital Creativity, and Youth.  The winners in the Adult categories will receive a $50 gift certificate, with a $100 gift certificate for Best of Show. For the Youth category there will be a $25 gift certificate, with a $50 gift certificate awarded to Youth Best of Show; all gift certificates are redeemable for merchandise in the Yaquina Head Interpretive Store.

Judging criteria include but are not limited to emotional impact, composition, lighting, color, contrast, perspective, technical quality, overall presentation, surface appearance, and clarity of image.

For more information you can e-mail Amy at foyl@yaquinalights.org, call (541) 574-3129, or stop by the Interpretive Store at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.


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