Thursday, December 5th - 5:30 to 7:30p
We apologize, this event has sold out!
Sunday, December 8th -
8:30a to 11:30a
Reservations required. Space is limited to ensure that all photographers get a good view and access to varying perspectives. 15+ species of birds of prey including hawks, eagles, kites, owls, and falcons. Birds can be photographed perching in the open or in-flight.
To reserve your spot, call 843-971-7474 or purchase your tickets online here.
Inaugural Annual Photography Contest
Submission Deadline: January 6, 2014 at 4:59pm ET
Subject Matter: Images of birds that accentuate or present feathers and plumage in a unique way
Feathers are the ultimate in functional beauty. To a bird, the feather means mobility, protection from the elements, and a successful love life. In the wild, birds spend an extensive amount of time combing, cleaning, arranging, and waterproofing their feathers. Feather condition alone can determine whether a bird survives or perishes.
We’re looking for photographs that tell the story of the feather in an artful and unique way.
Who can enter?
All US residents who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry are encouraged to participate; except employees and Board Members of the ACC/CBOP, their immediate families and individuals in the same household as such employees and Board Members. Photography expertise or experience is not a requirement. The contest is governed by the laws of the USA. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
What do you win?
- A full color 16”x20” rendition of your photograph on canvas
- Recognition and display of your photograph at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (February 14-16, 2014), an event that attracts over 40,000 wildlife enthusiasts
- Acknowledgement on the ACC/CBOP website and in the newsletter
- Visibility on the ACC/CBOP Facebook page as our cover page photo for the month of February 2014, reaching more than 4,000 Facebook users daily
- Complimentary pass to a future Photography Day of the winner’s choosing at the Center for Birds of Prey
- Possible promotional or merchandising opportunities via the Center’s retail activities
What can be entered?
Any digital image that satisfies the contest theme of “Fantastic Feathers” as described above and meets the size and file type requirements as detailed below. Photographs must be original and taken by the photographer entering the contest. Please do not enter photographs of pets or domestic animals. Entries are limited to one photograph per person.
By submitting your photograph, you grant the ACC/CBOP use of the submission, including your name and any information provided about the photograph. We reserve the right to modify, reproduce, and distribute the material in any medium and in any manner or appropriate place. Your submission must not infringe on the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
All photos must be submitted via email in .jpg or .gif format and should be at least 2MB in size, but no larger than 25MB. We are not responsible for files that are not readable or that are corrupted or incorrectly submitted.
Photos must be received by 4:59pm ET Thursday, January 6, 2014. Photos should be sent to email@example.com. In the event of technical difficulties, voting dates are subject to change without notice.
Photos will be judged by the public via the ACC/CBOP Facebook page from 9am ET January 7th through February 7th at 4:59pm ET. The image with the most likes at 5pm on Thursday, February 7, 2014 will be declared the winner. By submitting your photograph to this contest, you acknowledge complete release of Facebook and that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
The winner will be notified by email, regular mail, or telephone within 24 hours of the closing time. Winner will be required to agree to the use of their name, likeness, and photo entry for promotional purposes (except where prohibited by law). Winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, and media use release within 24 hours of notification or an alternate winner may be chosen by ACC/CBOP.