Outside Competition
Steve Hawiszczak

Outward Bound is a project of the Dallas Camera Club to encourage club members to participate in not only our own internal competitions, but also competitions that happen outside of the club (Outside competitions). So much so, that the club has appointed me just to keep the club informed of such competitions.

The contest list below is for you to explore opportunities to expand recognition beyond the Dallas Camera Club and our associated photographic societies. There are literally thousands of contests. There are hundreds of contests by magazines, companies, and organizations that sponsor contests so we only list a few. No outside competition, except the Trinity River Photo Contest, is endorsed or sponsored by the Dallas Camera Club.

Only you can decide if of a contest is right for you. Before entering any contest, carefully read information about who will own the copyright and/or how it will be used. Make certain you have complied with any rules concerning post processing and, if any person(s) is in the image, do you need a model release form. Note deadlines and any entry fees. Because contests will be added and deleted from this list, be sure to add the web link for any promising contests to the favorites list on your computer for future reference.

Here are some upcoming competitions
that you are encouraged to enter.

2019 will be the 41st year that the Heard Nature Photographers club has coordinated a photography contest to raise funds for the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, and once again it is a totally digital contest. Participation is now so easy – just think – no printing, matting, delivery or mailing expense!
The contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. Below is a brief overview:
Contest dates:
Submissions:                       February 2 – 24, 2019
Winners Notified:              March 10 – 12, 2019
Award Ceremony:              March 17, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.  – Science Resource Center – Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney, TX 75069
Divisions:    Youth – Junior:        Young photographers up to the age of 14
                      Youth – Senior:        Young photographers between the ages of 15-18
                      Adult – Aspiring:      For beginner photographers through those with several years experience who have not yet met the ‘Experienced’ criteria.
                      Adult – Advanced:   Comfortable with the technical aspects of the camera. Proficient in the concepts of composition, exposure, lighting and post-processing
                                                    techniques for creating images. May be skillful in more than one genre of photography (for example: landscape, portrait, macro,
                                                    photojournalism, still life, etc.)
Entry Fees:  Youth Divisions  – $5/per image
                    Adult Divisions  – $10/per image
Awards for 2019:     Ribbons for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners and Honorable Mentions
                                $100 cash to Best of Show winner in each of the four Divisions
The contest website pages are now open for review and the submission pages will open on February 2, 2019.   
Come join the challenge!


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