Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Outdoor Oklahoma magazine calling for photos

Oklahoma sunrise
Oklahoma sunrise (Photo credit: Warren Brown Photography)

Outdoor Oklahoma magazine is calling on the people who experience the state's wildlife and outdoor heritage firsthand to send in their best digital photos showcasing the state's wildlife, landscapes, scenic and other outdoor imagery.

            The annual "Readers' Photography Showcase" is featured in the July/Aug issue of the official magazine of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Submissions are being accepted through March 31. Participants whose photos are selected will have their photos published in the magazine and will also see their work posted throughout the year on the Department's Facebook page atfacebook.com/wildlifedepartment and on its Twitter feed, @OKWildlifeDept.

            "This is a great way for outdoor enthusiasts to see their photography on display in a magazine produced by and for people that love the outdoors," said Michael Bergin, information and education specialist for the Wildlife Department and associate editor of Outdoor Oklahoma magazine. "This is always a very cool issue of Outdoor Oklahoma filled with great outdoor photos of landscapes, wildlife, sportsmen in action and even cool sunsets, storms or other snapshots of nature."

            Each participant may submit up to five original digital images. Each submission must include a description of the photo, location taken, name and hometown of the photographer and what it took for the photographer to get the right shot.

            Photos should be in sharp focus, and images should be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The canvas size should be about 8 inches by 11 inches.
            All submissions must be digital. Slides and print images will not be accepted. Though images will remain the property of the photographer, actual submissions that are emailed or mailed on disc or other storage device will not be returned. Selected photos may be printed in Outdoor Oklahoma magazine or posted on the Wildlife Department's website or Facebook page.

            Photographers can email their entries to photoshowcase@odwc.state.ok.usor mail a CD or other external storage device to: Outdoor Oklahoma magazine, Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, P.O. Box 53465, Oklahoma City OK 73152.

            Individuals can subscribe to Outdoor Oklahoma by calling 1 (800) 777-0019.Outdoor Oklahoma is known for providing decades of outdoor entertainment to both youth and adults. Subscriptions are just $10 for one year, $18 for two years, or $25 for three years. Subscriptions also may be purchased by logging on to the Department's website at wildlifedepartment.com. Hunters who purchase a new Oklahoma Wildlife Management Area Atlas, available from the Wildlife Department for $25, also receive a one-year subscription to Outdoor Oklahoma magazine.