By Christine Ellis
The fifth annual Winyah Rivers Foundation (WRF) Photo Contest will accept entries beginning Feb 1. The goal is to promote the beauty of our local rivers and to raise funds for the Waccamaw RiverKeeper Program.
Rules For Entering
The contest is open to everyone. Emphasis in judging will be given to photographs that show the splendor and charm of our local rivers.
Each contestant may enter as many photographs as desired.
Categories: a) Youth (18 and younger), b) Scenic, c) Wildlife.
The photographs should have been taken in northeastern South Carolina or southeastern North Carolina.
Each contestant agrees to allow WRF and its sponsors to use their entries, without compensation, to promote the goals of the Foundation. This may include exhibition, calendar, or other use. All entrants will retain the right to their work.
To enter, provide WRF with an 8- by 10-inch print and a digital file for each entry. The prints will not be returned.
Tape a piece of paper to the back of your photograph that has your name, address, phone number, and e-mail. Print or type the category in large letters on this piece of paper along with a title for the picture and if desired, a short description. Do not put anything on the front of the photo.
Entry fee is $10 per photograph, cash or check payable to WRF, delivered in person to: Winyah Rivers Foundation, Center for Marine & Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University, 1270 Atlantic Avenue, Conway, SC 29526 or by mail to: Winyah Rivers Foundation, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054.
Awards. There will be approximately $2500.00 in awards. Best of Show and First Place in each category receive plaques, money, and certificates for enlargements. Second and Third Place in each category receive similar though lesser prizes. Winners are eligible for only one prize.
Awards Ceremony. Winners will be announced at a reception at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum on May 11th, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Winning photographs will hang in the Museum for several weeks following the reception.
All entries must be received by April 27.
The Waccamaw RiverKeeper is a program of Winyah Rivers Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. For more information on the Waccamaw RiverKeeper Program and to get involved, visit the website, www.winyahrivers.org, or call 843-349-4007.