Focus on the Byway - Photo Contest

First Quarter Photo Contest Winners      

           

         

                                            


The photos submitted to the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway “Focus on the Byway” photo contest will be used to promote the byway region as a preferred travel destination by showing great visitor experiences and opportunities.

WHEN IS THE CONTEST?
The overall contest runs from April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015. There will be four separate contests operating on a seasonal basis.

Contest 1: April – June, 2014
Contest 2: July - September, 2014
Contest 3: October – December, 2014
Contest 4: January – March 2015

At the end of each quarter the entries will be gathered, judged, and prizes will be awarded. The winning photo in each category will automatically be entered into the “Best of the Byway” final contest that will be judged in April of 2015.  

WHO CAN ENTER?
Eligibility includes both amateur and professional photographers of any age.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

Adult: Each Quarter/Each Category             Youth: One Winner/Quarter
1st Place - $300                                                $100
2nd Place - $150
3rd Place - $50

First Place for each category for each quarter will be place in the “Best of the Byway” contest at the end of the final quarter.  Grand Prize - $1,000.00

WHAT TYPES OF PHOTOS ARE ELIGIBLE?
We are seeking images with striking original color and creativity. Photos will be judged on originality, subject matter, visual appeal, and ability to portray the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway region as a legendary travel destination.

Categories
Adult photographers (18 years and older) 

  • Outdoor Adventure (hiking, biking, birding, paddling, photography, etc.)
  • Events/Attractions (including historic sites and main street scenes)
  • People
  • Scenery/Wildlife(including nature within the communities)
  • “Slice of Life Portrait”

Youth photographers (5-17 years) may submit “open” entries.

Model Release
Submitting images that clearly identify a person require a model release completed and signed with the entry or the image will be disqualified.

Photos taken on public lands or of people at public events do NOT require a model release according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism lead attorney.

Download a Model Release Form

WHERE MUST THE PHOTOS BE TAKEN?
All photos submitted must be taken along the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway and within it's corridor. 

The byway winds through Barton, Reno, and Stafford counties in central Kansas. The road moves through the radiant wetlands of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, The Nature Conservancy Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve, and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. 

The byway corridor includes the communities of 

  • Claflin
  • Ellinwood
  • Great Bend
  • Hoisington
  • Hudson
  • St. John
  • Stafford

Click Here for a clear representation of the byway corridor.

HOW DO I ENTER?
Download the Photo Contest Guidelines

Complete the form below and submit your image!

Name*
Address*
City*
State*
Phone*
Are you Between the age of 5 and 17?
Email *
Title of Photo*
Please provide a brief description of the photo and where it was taken*
Photo Category*
Which Quarter is your Entry*
Upload Image*
Model Release Form