Photo Contest, sponsored by the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
in honor of their summer exhibit:
FLOATING SCULPTURE Long Island Waterfowl Decoys
What to Enter: We are primarily interested in images celebrating the diverse waterfowl on and around Bellport Bay, their habitats and/or behaviors: nesting, feeding, caring for their young.
Printed entries should be 8”x10”, color or b/w, in an 11”x14” flat white mat
Along with the entries include: The subject name, the location of the image
The photographer’s name, address, phone # and e-mail address.
Also designate the photographer’s ‘Age Category’ (12 years or less, 18 years or less, or Adult).
Please, no photos of pet, domestic or captive birds.
Please Note: If your images include people, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and must include the releases in your submission.
How to Enter: Printed and matted images should be mailed to:
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, PO Box 47, Bellport, NY 11713.Please mark outside of envelope: Photo Contest
Or may be dropped off at BBHS Exchange Shop located at 12 Bell Street, Bellport during regular business hours:
Fri & Sat 11-4, Sun 12-3. Please mark photo with: Attention Joan Kaelin
Include all information as stated above: Name, address, e-mail, phone #, age category, subject name, location of image
Eligibility and Judging:
There will be three categories of entries: 12 years and under, 18 years and under, Adult.
Images will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Trustees/Members familiar with photography.
The BBHS shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.
Deadlines: All entries must be received by Sat, Aug 1, 2015
Winning Photos: The judging panel will select approximately 50- 8”x10” white matted photos to be displayed at Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Gallery, 12 Bell St, Bellport. Selected photos will be hung and ribbons awarded by Aug 8th.
Exhibit may be viewed Fri & Sat 11-4, Sun 12-3
Best In Show Winner will be announced at BBHS “The Great Duck Dinner”, Saturday, August 28th, 2015, 5:00- 8:00pm. Winner need not be present All photos may be picked up at the end of the evening Aug 28 or the following weekend Sept. 3, 4, 5th. Any photos not picked up will be held by Joan Kaelin. Please call 516 729 -2036 to schedule a pick up date.
AWARDS Best in Show $150. First Place: 12 and under $50. First Place: 18 and under $50.
First Place: Adult $50.
Bellport Bay is located on the eastern flyway for waterfowl, where millions of birds follow ancient pathways from their breeding grounds to wintering areas. Many of these birds stop at our local wetlands for food and rest on their way to their final destinations. The delicate beauty of these birds has inspired generations of Long Island decoy carvers. Help us celebrate our exhibit, “Floating Sculpture, Long Island Waterfowl Decoys”, by participaing in a photo
contest illustrationg Bellport Bay’s important contribution to this amazing cycle