Izaak Walton invites photos for second annual calendar project

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Izaak Walton invites photos for second annual calendar project

September 21, 2020 - 08:25

The Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve Photo Committee announced this week the launch of the second annual calendar photo competition, “More Seasons of Izaak Walton/2021.” 

Last year, more than 200 photos were entered into the competition for a spot on the calendar “Seasons of Izaak Walton/2020,” showing the preserve in different seasons. 

The rules remain about the same as for last year competition.

  • Entries can be submitted through midnight on Monday, Sept. 28.
  • Each entrant can submit a maximum of four photos of weather, landscapes, birds, dogs, insects, turtles, other animals or unidentifiable people. 
  • All photographs must be taken at the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve.
  • Submissions should include the photographer's name, email address, phone number, a title for the photo, and the month or season in which the photo was taken. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].
  • There are no entrance fees.
  • Do not submit photos taken of family events by hired professional photographers.
  • There should be no watermarks on the photo. All photos should be in landscape orientation suitable for a calendar.
  • No more than one photo per photographer will be chosen to represent a month on the calendar. The committee may use extra images from a winning photographer as thumbnails on the calendar. 
  • By submitting images, photographers give the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve the right and privilege of printing the image for the purpose of being included in its 2021 calendar. All proceeds from calendars will benefit the preserve.

Everyone in the public is allotted 12 votes to cast “likes” on  Facebook for their favorite photos until midnight Sept. 28  An independent panel of four professional photographers will choose their favorites. The photo committee will use the public’s votes to break ties.

The committee expects that most calendars will be mailed, but a one-day outdoor pick-up of calendars may be arranged with social distancing and masks required. Details about pricing and delivery to come.

The Photo Committee includes five preserve photography fans Kathie Hazlett, Heather Marcum, Jim Shover, Penny Shnay and Howard Wolinsky. Board member Todd Wittenberg is the preserve's contact for the contest and calendar.