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Bugs on Flowers Photography

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Contest Rules


**This contest is sponsored by the Go Take a Hike Photography Group; any images submitted should represent things that one may find out on the trail, in a natural setting – unless contest rules specifically allow exceptions.**

Contest Logo: Standing Out – a green sweat bee provides great contrast against the bright white petals of a wild prickly poppy flower.

Show us any natural scene that shows a bug on a wildflower, following these rules:

1. Photography Only. No digital alterations, digital painting, mixed media, selective color, false backgrounds, added graphics or text allowed.

2. Images must show an insect, arachnid, or other “bug” ON a wild flower. The bug must be in contact with the blooming part of the flower, and not on a stem or leaf - nor in flight. See contest logo for an example.

3. Your images must be of natural scenes found within a natural environment. The wild flower(s) in the shot MUST BE WILD, and not garden flowers (to include no botanical gardens). Any scene captured in any kind of garden, yard, neighborhood, rural area, or built-up area will NOT be allowed. People, pets/domestic/captive animals and man-made objects are NOT allowed.

4. Your images must have either titles or descriptions which tell everyone clearly that your flowers are wild flowers. If the photo looks questionable to me in regards to being taken in a natural environment or not (garden flowers, for example), and there is no title or description to support its validity, it will be removed from the contest. The flowers MUST BE WILD FLOWERS!!!

5. As always, there is ABSOLUTELY NO VOTER SOLICITATION ALLOWED in any Go Take a Hike Photo Group contest. Please allow your images to speak for themselves! Also, no position-bumping. If you submit images, then leave them where they are. Pulling and resubmitting to get your images to the front will result in your images being removed.

I reserve the right to remove any photos which do not meet the contest parameters. I look forward to seeing everybody’s work!

Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 3 images.

Voting Rules

1)   You must be a member of FineArtAmerica.com in order to cast votes in this contest.   Your account must have been active at least 30 days prior to the start of the contest in order to vote.

2)   You may only vote once per image.

3)   You may vote for as many images as you like... but only once for any given image.

Contest Timeline

Status: This contest is over.

Submissions Begin

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 - 9:54 AM

Submissions End / Voting Begins

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 - 9:54 AM

Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded

Friday, April 9th, 2021 - 9:54 AM

Current Time (Eastern United States)

Sunday, April 18th, 2021 - 11:23 PM

Contest Prizes

This contest will be awarding the following prizes:

1st Place:

Recognition Via Email to All Participants

2nd Place:

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3rd Place:

Recognition Via Email to All Participants

Contest Organizer

Larry Kniskern

Centennial, CO

United States

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