Laguna del Lagarto Lodge Nature Photography Tournament – One Photo
Purchase submission of one photo taken in Costa Rica at the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge.
The 1st Annual Laguna del Lagarto Lodge Nature Photography Tournament is a fundraising and conservation event created by Images for Conservation Fund and the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge to communicate the great diversity and majesty of wildlife living on the 1,250 acres of virgin tropical rainforest in Northern Costa Rica. The Tournament is open to all photographers who would like to participate knowing that their images and fees will be used to help preserve one of the most biodiverse tracts of habitat in Costa Rica. One of the primary purposes of the Tournament is to raise funds for native habitat restoration and reforestation that is necessary due to the damaging effects of Hurricane Otto.
The Tournament will begin on December 1, 2017 and end at midnight on April 30, 2018.
The Tournament is open to all photographers (both professional and amateur) who visit the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge anytime during the Tournament Period (December 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2018). All images submitted to the Tournament must have been taken on the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge Property during the official Tournament Period. Photographers may enter as many images as they like at a cost of $10 per image.
How to Register:
1. All registrations will be completed through the Images for Conservation Fund (ICF) Website at www.imagesforconservation.org.
2. Photographers may submit images, via www.imagesforconseration.org, any time during the Tournament, but no later than midnight, May 20, 2018.
Main Divisions Prize Categories:
Grand Prize Winner: The Laguna del Lagarto Lodge Nature Photographer of the Year. The Grand Prize winner will be determined based on the best average score for a given portfolio of 20 images or more. For portfolios over 20 images, the average score will be calculated based on each photographer’s highest scoring 20 images.
First, Second & Third Place Winners will also be awarded in each of the 5 Main Divisions based on the highest scoring individual images per category. Prize money will be divided equally among the participants with the same final scores.
Main Division Prize Money Allocation:
• (One) Grand Prize: Laguna del Lagarto Lodge Nature Photographer of the Year will receive 25% of the Prize Money
• (Five) 1st Place Division Winners will share 50% of the Prize Money
• (Five) 2nd Place Division Winners will share 25% of the Prize Money
• (Five) 3rd Place Division Winners will receive a prize from our Sponsors (TBD)
Special Division Prize Categories:
Rarest Image: (One) Overall winner will receive $100
Best Cell Phone Image: (One) Overall winner will receive $50
Special Grand Prize:
The Grand Prize Winner Laguna del Lagarto Lodge Nature Photographer of the Year will also receive a free 3-night stay at Laguna del Lagarto Lodge (for two, double occupancy) including meals and photo settings. Does not include airfare, transportation to lodge, beverages, tips, or other incidentals. Dates subject to availability.
Selected winning images will be featured in a gallery on the Images for Conservation Fund website and in various social media outlets. An exhibition of winning images will also be planned in Costa Rica (location TBD) and at the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge.
Additionally, selected winning images will also be featured in Wildlife Photographic magazine. Wildlife Photographic is a magazine dedicated to wildlife photography and is distributed internationally in Apple’s Newsstand (http://bit.ly/1aKP3qR) and in the Google Play Marketplace (http://bit.ly/1JOhMcW).
Special Monthly Winner Competition:
Each photographer who stayed at the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge during the Tournament Period may submit up to two images per month (free) in the Monthly Winner Competition. Winners will be announced for each month that more than two participants have submitted images. One winning image will be selected each month and the winner will receive a prize from our Sponsors (TBD). The winning images will also be shared through various social media outlets. Important Note: Entering an image in the Monthly Winner Competition does NOT enter your image in the main Tournament. This is a totally separate contest. If you want to include your Monthly Winner submissions in the main Tournament you will have to re-submit with your final Tournament portfolio.
For Questions on Tournament Rules: Contact Bill Gozansky, Tournament Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Martin, Tournament Chairman, at email@example.com.