Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (FHVNP) has extended their deadline to enter the first annual “Images From the Edge” photo contest. The new submission deadline is Monday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time.
“Since our Web site redesign and photo submission page took longer to launch than originally planned, we wanted to make sure everyone had time to upload their photos to the site,” said FHVNP General Manager Julie Mitchell.
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 8-17 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery.
“We also changed our opening reception of the ‘Images From the Edge’ photography exhibit to Friday, June 8,” Mitchell explained. “We didn’t want to conflict with the reception for the Hawai‘i Photo Expo.”
Besides being exhibited, 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, and more.
The contest is open to anyone with an original photograph taken in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park within the last three years. Photos may be color or black and white and can cover any subject matter. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
“We encourage both island residents and visitors from afar will enter the contest,” said Mitchell.
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.
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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