We are excited to announce the 2013 International Fly Fishing Fair Photo Contest. A new category this year is Conservation and entries are to be submitted in digital form. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category and attendees of the Fly Fishing Fair will have an opportunity to vote on all photos submitted for the People’s Choice Award
ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT ON A FLY AND RELEASED UNHARMED.
1. Native Fish of North America
Any cold, freshwater fish caught on a fly in their native waters.
Examples include: Alaska rainbows, Northwest steelhead, Rocky Mountain cutthroat, Eastern brook trout, etc.
Label the photo with the fish species and the water from which it was caught.
2. Naturals and Their Imitations
Close up photography of insects, baitfish and their imitations, as in flies.
3. Fly Anglers in Their Element:
People of all ages enjoying fly fishing. That includes: casting, rowing, landing fish, etc.
Mood shots and action shots are welcome.
4. International Fly Fishing Experiences - Freshwater
The great waters of Canada, Iceland, Chile, NZ, etc. Trout, Atlantic salmon, grayling, peacock bass, etc.
5. International Fly Fishing Experiences - Saltwater
Sailfish, tarpon, bonefish, etc. in Belize, the Bahamas, Christmas Island, etc.
Limited to photographers age 16 and under. Photos can be of anything as long as the subject is fly fishing related.
7. Conservation (NEW)
Only digital entries will be accepted in this category. Entries can be anything related to IFFF conservation. Completed conservation projects, projects in construction, etc. Entries will be displayed on a screen at the Fair. This is not to judge the merit of a conservation project. As with all categories, photos will be judged on subject, composition, originality and creativity. Files submitted must be in JPEG format with a maximum file size of 3 MB. Include the below information with the submission.
Photo prints are required (Except for the digital category). Photos taken in 2012 and 2013 only, will be judged. No smaller than 8x10 and no larger than 11x14. Film and digital photos can be used but altered photos are not allowed. Photos must be mounted or matted but not framed. Each entry must be permanently labeled on the back with the following:
- Name of Photographer
- Address and phone number
- Email address
- Title of photo and location where shot
- Date when photo was taken
Contestants must include a self-addressed mailer with sufficient postage for the return of their photo(s). Contestants attending the show may drop off entries in person, and they may be picked up after the Fair if they are not winners. Photos without return mailers or sufficient postage will become the property of the IFFF. Utmost care is taken to return photos in condition received, but the IFFF is not responsible for damage or loss in shipment.
Note: Due to magazine publishing schedules, winning photos may not be returned until the end of November.
RIBBONS AND PRIZES
All winning photos will be kept by the IFFF after the Fair and winners will be announced in the Fall/Winter issue of the Flyfisher magazine. All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will receive ribbons. The IFFF will submit the first place winning photos to the Flyfisher magazine to be published. Second and third place winning photos will be listed by name and category only. First place winners will also receive fly line of their choice, courtesy of Scientific Anglers. (Depending on the number of submitted photos for a category, winning placement may only be 1st, or 1st and 2nd, if there are not enough entries to judge for 1st-3rd place.)
AWARD WINNING PHOTOS
First place photos will be sent to Scientific Anglers to review for their advertising. Signed releases will be required for selected photos.
TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO
Mail your photo to the IFFF office or deliver in person to staff at the Fly Fishing Fair. Mailed photos must be received by Friday, September 13, 2013. Hand delivered entries must be received at the show registration desk by 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Email digital entries to email@example.com by Friday, Sept 13, 2013.
IFFF Photo Contest
Federation of Fly Fishers
5237 US Hwy 89 So., Ste. #11
Livingston, MT 59047-9176