Who May Enter
The 2008 Land Between The Lakes Photo Competition is
open to all photographers, of any age, who have submitted a
complete registration form and entrance fee. If under 18, a
signed permission form from his or her parent or legal
guardian must be included. Members of the contest committee,
contest judges and their immediate families including
children, siblings and spouses are excluded.
What To Enter
All Photographs must have been taken in or of the Land
Between The Lakes.
Photographs will be judged in the following 6 categories:
1. Mammals - Portraits and Behavior
2. Birds - Portraits and Behavior
3. Small World – Tight Close Up and Macro
4. Connecting People and Nature - People enjoying
5. Habitat - Landscapes and plant life from wild
Digitally Enhanced *
digitally stitched photos and images containing any
manipulated or added content should be entered only in
category # 6.
You must declare on your entry form if your photograph is of
an animal in captivity, such as Woodlands Nature Center, Elk
& Bison Prairie or The Homeplace.
No pets or domestic animals will be accepted, with the
exception of animals at the Woodlands Nature Center, Elk &
Bison Prairie, The Homeplace or animals participating with
people in outdoor recreation (for example, hunting dogs or
riders on horseback). Please do not harass wildlife in an
attempt to photograph it.
Manipulation of images, either film or digital, should be
limited to conventional darkroom techniques or basic
sharpening, cropping and removal of dust spots. Images
should contain only the subject matter as originally seen
through the viewfinder (except for the Digitally Enhanced
An entrant must hold all rights to a photograph. Photos
previously published or pending publication or that violate
or infringe upon another person’s copyright, are not
eligible. Please do not infringe on the rights of property
owners in an attempt to photograph animals.
How To Enter
Click on the "enter photo competition" link to submit
a photograph. Only JPG files smaller than 2 MB will be
accepted. Upload your photo using the online entry form on
the Web site. Repeat this process for each photo entered.
Entry Fee: $20 entry fee ($15 for members of Friends of LBL).
Entrants may submit a maximum of three (3) photos per
An image may be entered in only one category. For instance,
if a photo of a wood duck preening on a creek might fit in
Birds or Habitat, you must choose the one category in which
you want the image to compete.
Entries must be uploaded no earlier than July 15, 2008 and
no later than 5 pm CST September 15, 2008. Entrants may
verify receipt of entries by checking
www.lblphotocontest.org and clicking on the 2008
Photo Competition link to view a list of all entrants.
Prizes will be awarded during our
Celebration of the Land Between The Lakes Association
("Friends of the LBL"), to be held October 25th (watch for
Winning photographs will be
displayed on websites including
www.explorekentuckylake.com. Winning photographs will also be exhibited at
the Golden Pond Visitors Center in the Land Between The
First place, all categories…$300
Second place, all categories…$150
Third place, all categories…$50
Cash awards totaling $3,500
Winners will be selected by a panel of 3 judges.
Entries will be judged on reflection of theme, technical
excellence, visual impact, and composition.
All decisions of the judges on all matters relating to the
competition are final.
The Fine Print
By entering the Land Between The Lakes Photo Competition
entrants agree that if their submission is selected as a
winner, they grant LBL Golden Pond Visitor Center the right
to display their photograph(s). Exhibition of entries will
include photographer credit. Photographers retain ownership
of all copyrights. However, by submitting an image for entry
in this contest, you automatically shall and hereby do give
LBLA and US Forest Service a non-exclusive,
not-transferable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable license
without charge to reproduce and display the image in any
electronic, optical, physical, or other medium, to modify
its size and resolution, and to use your name as the
photographer, indefinitely in any media without notification
Winners will be required to provide full resolution RAW or
Tiff files for reproduction in the magazine and for
exhibition prints. Digital files of winning photos must be
accompanied by a color print of at least 8x10 inches.
not call about the status of entries. Send questions to