Calling all photographers! Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (FHVNP) announces the first annual “Images From the Edge” photo contest.
“We look forward to receiving fine photographic images taken of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park made by our island residents and off-island visitors of all ages and skill levels,” said FHVNP General Manager Julie Mitchell.
“The contest will culminate in a slideshow and finalists ceremony, followed by an exhibit of the award-winning works,” she added.
The contest is open to anyone with an original photograph taken in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (park entrance fees apply) within the last three years. Photos may be color or black and white and can cover any subject matter.
First, second, and third place awards will be given in three categories: Amateur-Beginner, Amateur-Advanced, and Professional. There will also be from three to seven Honorable Mentions. Judging is by professional photographers Rick Decker and Alvis Upitis of West Hawai‘i.
“Our two impartial judges will review all entries, which will be judged anonymously on the following criteria: creativity, photographic quality, camera skills, and appropriateness to the theme of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park,” Mitchell stated.
All images will be considered for inclusion in a special multi-image slideshow on April 28 at the Kilauea Visitor Center. All finalists’ photographs will be exhibited from June 9-17 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery.
Other prizes include a helicopter tour for two, a zipline adventure for two, a private Volcano tour for two, gift certificates for Big Island Candies, gift certificates for Hawai‘i Volcanoes Institute field seminars, FHVNP memberships, FHVNP logo wear, and more.
For full contest rules and to enter, visit www.fhvnp.org. The entry fee for up to 3 photos is $25, payable online by credit card.
FHVNP appreciates assistance and donations from the following supporters: event co-sponsor Volcano Art Center, judges Rick Decker & Alvis Upitis, Ken & Mary Goodrich of Hawaii Photo Retreat, and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, plus Big Island Candies, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii Forest & Trail / Kohala Zipline, Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours, Volcano Places, and Volcano Video Productions.
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