Outdoor Oklahoma magazine is calling on the people who experience the state’s wildlife and outdoor heritage firsthand to send in their best digital photos showcasing the state’s wildlife, landscapes, scenic and other outdoor imagery.

The annual “Readers’ Photography Showcase” is featured in the July/Aug issue of the official magazine of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Submissions are being accepted through March 31. Participants whose photos are selected will have their photos published in the magazine and will also see their work posted throughout the year on the Department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/wildlifedepartment and on its Twitter feed, @OKWildlifeDept.

“This is a great way for outdoor enthusiasts to see their photography on display in a magazine produced by and for people that love the outdoors,” said Michael Bergin, information and education specialist for the Wildlife Department and associate editor of Outdoor Oklahoma magazine. “This is always a very cool issue of Outdoor Oklahoma filled with great outdoor photos of landscapes, wildlife, sportsmen in action and even cool sunsets, storms or other snapshots of nature.”

Each participant may submit up to five original digital images. Each submission  must include a description of the photo, location taken, name and hometown of the photographer and what it took for the photographer to get the right shot.

Photos should be in sharp focus, and images should be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The canvas size should be about 8 inches by 11 inches.

All submissions must be digital. Slides and print images will not be accepted. Though images will remain the property of the photographer, actual submissions that are  emailed or mailed on disc or other storage device will not be returned. Selected
photos may be printed in Outdoor Oklahoma magazine or posted on the Wildlife Department’s website or Facebook page.

Photographers can email their entries to photoshowcase@odwc.state.ok.us or mail a CD or other external storage device to: Outdoor Oklahoma magazine, Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, P.O. Box 53465, Oklahoma City OK 73152.

Image courtesy Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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