OK: March 31 deadline for Outdoor Oklahoma magazine photography contest

Outdoor Oklahoma magazine is on the search for photography that showcases Oklahoma’s outdoors and wildlife for its annual Readers’ Photography Showcase issue.

The entry deadline for the annual contest is March 31, and the annual “Readers’ Photography Showcase” article is featured in the July/Aug issue. Both professional and amateur photographers are eligible for the chance to have their digital photos displayed in the award-winning magazine.

“This a great chance for us to show our readers what sportsmen and wildlife enthusiasts are doing and seeing all over our great state,” said Michael Bergin, associate editor. “It’s challenging for the judges to make their final selections, but we always end up with an exciting issue filled with quality photographs of Oklahoma’s outdoors – everything from hunting and fishing scenes to stunning wildlife, birds, insects, landscapes, and even eye-gripping storms.”

Each participant may submit up to five digital images. Each submission must include a description of the photo including the location taken, name and hometown of photographer, names and hometowns of subjects and what it took to get just the right shot. Contact information for the photographer also must be included.

Photos should be in sharp focus, and images should be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The canvas size should be about 8 inches by 11 inches. All submissions must be digital. Slides and print images will not be accepted. Though images will remain the property of the photographer, actual submissions that are mailed on CD or other form of storage device will not be returned.

Hopeful photographers can e-mail their entries to photoshowcase@odwc.state.ok.us or mail a disk to: Outdoor Oklahoma magazine, Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, P.O. Box 53465, Oklahoma City, OK 73152.

Individuals can subscribe to Outdoor Oklahoma by calling 1-800-777-0019. Outdoor Oklahoma is known for providing decades of outdoor entertainment to both youth and adults. Subscriptions are just $10 for one year, $18 for two years, or $25 for three years. You can also subscribe over the Internet by logging on to the Department’s website at wildlifedepartment.com. Hunters who purchase a new Oklahoma Wildlife Management Area Atlas, available from the Wildlife Department for $25, also receive a one-year subscription to Outdoor Oklahoma magazine.

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