Registration & Contest Rules

Registration
 
A contribution of $25 is suggested.

100% of all profits go to the Pennypack Trust to sustain the beautiful Pennypack Preserve natural area for all to enjoy. You are welcome to make a larger donation along with your registration fee.

Registration will enable you to submit 5 images in 8 categories with a maximum of 2 images per category.

All submitted photos will be judged by a panel of three photography experts, who will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries in each of the 8 categories. Additional photos in each category will be selected for Honorable Mention. Judging will take place prior to the Slideshow and all images will remain anonymous throughout the judging process.


Awards will be announced at a slideshow in June in the Pennypack Trust's Visitor Center.

In addition, during the slideshow each photographer will have the opportunity to comment on one of his/her photos--where taken, why taken, lens used. etc.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place photos will be displayed at the Nature Center in the Fall of 2017, with an opening reception to meet the photographers. All photographers entering the contest will be encouraged to frame and display their 1st, 2nd and 3rd place photos.

You May Register in One of Three Ways:

Method 1: By Phone (215-657-0830)

Call the Pennypack during business hours (9 am-5 pm M-F) to register over the phone. You will need to pay via credit card or mail a check after the phone call. We ask that you provide your first and last name (or a team name) along with an email address so we may keep you updated with your participation in the 2017 Pennypack Photo Contest.

Note: in the past we have found it useful to be able to call participants on the phone and assist them through the submission process when needed or notify them of a mistake in their submission. Please provide a contact phone number during registration if you don't mind receiving calls from us. In respect to you and your participation with the 2017 Pennypack Photo Contest in no way will we share your information.      

Method 2: By Mail

Mail a check payable to the Pennypack Trust. Include your first and last name (or team name), email address and preferably a phone number.  Mail your check to:
     Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
     2955 Edge Hill Road
     Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-5099 
 
Note: in the past we have found it useful to be able to call participants on the phone and assist them through the submission process when needed or notify them of a mistake in their submission. Please provide a contact phone number during registration if you don't mind receiving calls from us. In respect to you and your participation with the 2017 Pennypack Photo Contest in no way will we share your information. 

Method 3: In Person

Stop at the Pennypack Trust's office during business hours (9 am-
5 pm M-F) to register in person. You may pay via credit card, check or cash. We also require you provide your first and last name (or team name), email address and preferably a phone number.     

Note: in the past we have found it useful to be able to call participants on the phone and assist them through the submission process when needed or perhaps to notify them of a mistake in their submission. Please provide a contact phone number during registration if you don't mind receiving calls from us. In respect to you and your participation with the 2017 Pennypack Photo Contest in no way will we share your information.


Contest Rules

Rule #1 Images must be shot within the boundaries of the Pennypack Preserve: north of Welsh Road and south of Davisville Road.

Rule #2 Images must be shot between Sunday Jan. 1 and Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Rule #3 Images must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Rule #4 Multiple photographers, students, friends and/or family members may collaborate as a team as long as one person from the team registers the team and submits up to 5 images on behalf of the team.

Rule #5 Digital manipulation of images should be minimal and convey a strong sense of realism.
 
Rule #6 Participants are not required to submit 5 images; you may choose to submit fewer.  Certainly do not submit more than 5 images or your submission will be delayed. You are limited to a maximum of two (2) images per category, but not more than 5 total images.

Rule #7 Please follow the Submission Guidelines when submitting images. Having the appropriate filename for each image in your submission is important as it allows us to track all the images, identify the winners, and to contact you if we find a mistake in your submission.   

Rule #8 Please respect all the usage rules of the Pennypack Preserve when shooting!  Remember that certain areas of the Pennypack Preserve are off limits to dogs, the usage of bicycles and, yes, sometimes even people! As much as we enjoy getting outdoors and having fun, we must respect the Pennypack Preserve as home to other forms of life. Reading and following the rules set forth by the Pennypack Trust will help preserve and restore fragile habitats. Thank you for cooperating!

Enjoy!


Click the Following Links for More Details on: Registration & Contest Rules, How to Submit Photos, Judges, Slideshow and Categories.