Photographers do not need to be members of CRC to participate.
If you are 17 years old or younger, you may participate in the Contest with the permission and assistance of your parent(s)/guardian(s).
Images that have won previous CRC photo contests are ineligible.
CRC staff, Board Members, interns, and their families are not eligible to participate.
Ownership and copyright of all entries remain solely with the photographer. By submitting your photos to this Contest, you grant use of your photographs for CRC publications, website, products, and other uses to promote CRC’s work.
Any entry will be disqualified if it is inappropriate, incomplete, fails to meet the required specifications, or for any other reason at the sole discretion of CRC. If your entry is rejected, it will be removed from the Contest website and you will be notified by email.
DETERMINING THE WINNERS
JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three finalists will be determined by a panel of judges from among the eligible entries based on the quality of the contestant’s entry and how well the images convey the theme of the contest. The photographs that receive the three highest average scores will receive the Judges’ Choice 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards, respectively. You do not need to collect votes to win the Judged Category. All decisions of the judges are final.
Winners will be announced via email and on our website by 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Judge’s Choice winning photographs will NOT be eligible for voting in the People’s Choice Awards and will be removed from the voting pool. Additional photographs submitted by the winning photographers WILL be eligible.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be determined by public vote. The three photographs with the highest total votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd People’s Choice Awards, respectively. Share your entry with your family and friends and encourage them to vote for your photograph to increase your chances of winning.
Voting will take place beginning at 12:01pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 through 12:00pm (noon) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Once voting begins, no other photos may be submitted. Winners will be posted on our website and via email by 5:00pm on October 10, 2017.
1st Place: Paddler’s Dry Top by Confluence Outdoors (Size XL), $50 Ibex Gift Certificate, and 2 signed books by Ted Williams: The Insightful Sportsman: Thoughts on Fish, Wildlife and What Ails the Earth, and Something’s Fishy: An Angler’s Look at Our Distressed Gamefish and Their Waters and How We Can Preserve Both and The Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea.