The Illinois Water Resources Center’s (IWRC) “Water Is” photo contest recognizes Illinois photographers who have captured what water means for them, their communities, and the state. Winning images will be featured in IWRC materials promoting the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, a new state plan designed to improve local and regional water quality.
The contest is open to the public, including state employees. Professional photographers are welcome to submit entries under a separate category. All participants may submit a total of five images.
All entries must be original work. Previously-published material may be entered as long as the submission includes the date and name of the publication.
Entries must be submitted as high-resolution JPEG files no larger than 8 megabytes. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (cropping, color adjustment, etc.) will be disqualified.
Email your submissions to Eliana Brown at email@example.com by May 21, 2015. Emails must also:
- Explain what is happening in the photo
- Identify the location and date the image was taken, including the name of the waterbody if appropriate
- Identify the category of submission – amateur or professional
A panel of judges will select first place and honorable mention winners.
IWRC will have unrestricted use of all submitted photos and accompanying materials and has the right to use all entries in any future online and print materials. Photographers assume responsibility for obtaining consent from any persons appearing in their photograph prior to submission.
Algal blooms like this one can occur in water bodies as small as a neighborhood pond and as big as the Gulf of Mexico. When algae grow out of control in our waters, the result can be unappealing, harmful to our health and harmful to the environment.
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) want YOU to help spot and document algal blooms in our waters. Submit your photos of algal blooms where you live, vacation and recreate for a chance to win great prizes. Your submissions will help build a photo library that can be used to educate more people about algal blooms and illustrate the prevalence and impacts of algal blooms around the country.
- First Place: Nikon D5300 SLR Camera and winning algal bloom photo featured on the NALMS Lakeline Magazine Cover
- Second Place: Nikon Coolpix AW120 Camera
- Third Place: $100 REI Gift Card
Visit the contest web site for more information and to enter. The deadline is September 30, 2014.
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Instagram is many things to many people—but if cat pics and selfie-fests are clogging up your feed, it might be time to refresh your following list. Instagram is an amazing way to stay connected to friends and family, but it’s also a great way to learn something entirely unexpected while you’re killing time at the bus stop. Happily, plenty of awesome scientific research teams, agencies and organizations have mastered the art of Instagram to do just that.
Sprinkle a few of these awesome Instagram accounts into your feed and you’ll probably even learn something while you’re at it.
Manuscript Deadline: March 22, 2013
“Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense.” —J.G. Ballard
Sustainability: The Journal of Record is looking for research-based manuscripts, case studies, and commentaries on how creative arts are being used in sustainability programs within academia and the private sector.
In order to achieve the goals of the sustainability framework—while sparking activism and cultural change—many programs are turning to the creative arts. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, the premier journal and central forum on sustainability issues, is seeking submissions on this important topic.
We welcome submissions from professors, administrators, faculty, and students; from advocates, partners, and policymakers at the local, state, and national level; and from private sector partners working in a creative art medium to support sustainability programs and goals.
Items to consider:
- Research/survey-based articles for peer review
- Case studies and program profiles on creative arts-focused initiatives within the sustainability framework
- Commentaries on the topic
- High-resolution photographs are welcome
For more information on manuscript submission, see our Author’s page and to view a free sample issue, visit our website and click on Sample Content.
For questions, thoughts, or for further information, contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your manuscripts and to your active participation in the Journal.
Advantages of submitting to Sustainability: The Journal of Record…
Rapid peer review • Fast track article publication • Open access options • Readership in over 140 countries • Outstanding editorial board and reputation of journal • In Collaboration with AASHE • Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBiology; Scopus; Geobase; CAB Abstracts; Sustainability Science Abstracts; GreenFILE
Earth Day happens just once a year. What will this global moment on 4.22.12 look like? Share your best photo of the day.
How can you join in? Join Flickr if you haven’t yet and get ready to submit your best shot of our environment how you see it (good, bad, landscapes, city-scapes, humans, wildlife, wild-humans – it’s up to you!) on April 22, 2012. Check out how to share one from your phone with Flickr mobile!
Take a photo any time during the twenty-four hour period of April 22 where you are, then upload it to your Flickr account to share it with the State of the Environment group.
We’re accepting one (1) contribution per Flickr member into the group from midnight ET Saturday, April 21 until midnight ET Saturday, April 28. You have a week to submit your single photo, but it must be taken on Earth Day April 22!
This is open for global participation, but EPA will be highlighting one photo from each U.S. state or territory and featuring the state with the most participation!
Spread the word. Get outside. Have some fun and capture the moment where humankind celebrates our planet Earth.
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As a dazzling catalog of this country’s myriad environments, often under siege, the DOCUMERICA project would be hard to top.
Just now returning to public view, DOCUMERICA’s 80,000 images form a stunning record of American life, work and landscape at the dawn of modern environmental consciousness, in the early 1970s.
Over the next year they will be coming out of the National Archives for a series of traveling displays. But already some 15,000 images – including more than 500 made in Minnesota – can be viewed online.