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Forestry and Conservation Groups Launch Oregon Managed Forest Image Contest
Oregon Forest & Industries Council, National Wild Turkey Federation, Oregon Tree Farms System, and Oregon Society of American foresters today launched a state-wide image contest entitled “Forestry in Focus.” The contest, which is open to Oregon natural resource professionals and students, provides an opportunity for those who work in and around Oregon’s forests to proudly display their pride, commitment and enjoyment for being innovative stewards of one of Oregon’s most important natural resources.
“For those who live, work and play in the woods, the incredible things they see and do every day are commonplace,” said Sara Duncan, Public Affairs Director at Oregon Forest & Industries Council. “But for the vast majority of us who don’t see herds of elk browsing in open fields in the middle of the forest or the awe-inspiring skill it takes to maneuver 100 foot logs into a tidy pile everyday, those images are educational and intriguing. This glimpse into their world is a way to share experiences with our fellow Oregonians and introduce the faces of those who make modern forestry a reality.”
Contestants may submit an unlimited number of images in five categories: “A Working Selfie”, “Wildlife and Landscapes in Managed Forests,” “Made in Oregon,” “We Don’t Just Work Here, We Play Here,” and “The Pursuit of Knowledge.” The submission deadline for images is April 22. The top five images will each be awarded $125 gift cards to Cabela’s, and five second place images will each be awarded $75 gift cards to Cabela’s. One grand prize winner will be awarded two tickets to a Portland Timbers soccer game. The winning ten images will be displayed in the Galleria at the Capital Building in Salem on May 5, in National Wild Turkey Federation’s Turkey Country Magazine, in-store at Cabela’s Tualatin and online through participating partner websites or social media channels.
“The National Wild Turkey Federation recognizes the value of our managed forests in Oregon. While many of our members use these lands to pursue wild game, they also work in industries directly related to forestry,” said Mikal Moore, Pacific Northwest District Biologist for the NWTF. “Through the categories of the photo contest, we will see through the eyes of the public, students, and industry how these forests contribute to our outdoors lifestyle, education, and local economics. We are proud to help support this contest and bring recognition to Oregon’s working forests.”
Rules: This is a contest conducted by Oregon Forest Industries Council, dba Oregon Forest & Industries Council (“OFIC” or “we”), and certain partners. This contest is designed to promote and incentivize photography that captures the natural resources generally, and the timber industry specifically. We would also like to use images you submit in certain promotional materials, and to that end, we need you to agree to a few terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN ENTRY. By submitting an image in this contest, you acknowledge and agree that OFIC and its partners may use your photograph as we see fit without limitation or further compensation to you, and to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, promote, display, and otherwise use your photograph with or without attribution to you. By submitting any entry, you are declaring that the submitted image was generated by you, and that you hold the copyright. You further acknowledge that OFIC may, for any reason, and in its sole discretion, determine that images submitted are inappropriate and ineligible for prizes. OFIC will not use images it deems inappropriate for any purpose (that is, if your photo doesn’t qualify for the contest, we won’t use it for any purpose).