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2019 Cover Winner: Juvenile Marine Iguanas on Isabela Island by Jem Dodia of Santa Cruz, Galapagos. View all of last year’s winning photos in our Online Gallery.
The annual Galapagos Conservancy calendar photo contest showcases the unique biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands. In addition to judging submissions on composition, originality, and technical excellence, we look for photos that will create variety in the final calendar. While sea lions and marine iguanas are common subjects, we seek submissions featuring the unique wildlife that can be found both on land and underwater. Scenery shots featuring the beautiful landscapes of the Islands are also welcome.
**Please note that any photos depicting images that do not adhere to Galapagos National Park rules will be deemed ineligible.**
Staff and close supporters of Galapagos Conservancy select 13 winning photographs to be included in each annual calendar. Judges will also select one photo as the overall “winning photo” to be featured on the cover, as well as in select web and marketing materials. They will also choose up to 40 additional photos to appear as small details in the calendar, and to be featured as downloadable wallpaper from the Galapagos Conservancy website.
How to Submit:
We accept digital images only. To submit your digital images, please email them as attachments — one per email — to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your name, mailing address, and email address in the body of the email. In the subject line of your email, please include the subject of your photo and your name (e.g., Waved Albatross by Charles Darwin). Note: we do not accept printed photographs, slides, or CDs submitted by regular mail.
Rules for Submission:
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High quality photos make all the difference! The winning calendar photos will be printed in an 8.5 × 11 in. format, so the quality of the image is very important. Photo submissions must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:
By submitting your photographs to the annual contest, you agree that Galapagos Conservancy:
By entering the contest, you hereby grant to Galapagos Conservancy:
We do not allow third parties (other than our FOGO partners, on occasion) to use your photos without your consent. Occasionally, we receive requests from third parties requesting permission to print or post photos of Galapagos for their own use. If one of your photos fits their needs, your email address will be provided to the third party so that they may request permission from you directly.
If you have any questions about the contest, please send us an email. We will do our best to respond to you within one week of your email.
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