Date: 11/1/17 12:35 pm
From: Susan Eaton <susiede...>
Subject: Re: No Sightings - MO Photo Contest
Ethan, can I ask for a little clarification here? The notice mentions
"beautiful images of birds" and " photos must have been obtained ethically
". Does a photo need to be of a Missouri bird or of any bird? Thanks!

Susan Eaton
St. Louis CO, MO
<Susiede...>

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 1:32 PM Ethan Duke <ethan.duke...> wrote:

> Greetings MO-Birders,
>
> The Missouri River Bird Observatory’s (MRBO) second annual photo contest
> continues with the theme of HOPE and refers to the famous poem by Emily
> Dickinson. We believe that birds inspire people with awe, happiness, and
> connection to the natural world. The goals of this contest are to reach as
> many people as possible with beautiful images of birds and to raise funds
> in support of MRBO’s on-going education and outreach programs. *Some
> proceeds will also benefit ASM (see below).*
>
> This is a chance to contribute to conservation education in Missouri,
> reach a wider audience with your photography, *and *have a chance to win
> cash prizes! The MRBO invites you to submit your favorite bird photo to our
> "*Hope is the Thing With Feathers"* photography contest. The contest
> runs from November 1st to December 31st, 2017. The top 50 photos will be
> printed on canvas and displayed as an educational exhibit at the Arrow Rock
> State Historic Site Visitors Center in February and March, 2018. Canvases
> will be offered for sale when MRBO hosts the Audubon Society of Missouri’s
> Spring Meeting in May. Proceeds from contest entry fees benefit the MRBO's
> education program. * Proceeds from canvas sales benefit both the MRBO
> education program and the Audubon Society of Missouri conservation mission.*
>
> For those who don’t know us, MRBO (MRBO.org <http://mrbo.org/>), is a
> non-profit committed to the conservation of Missouri’s birds through
> research, monitoring, education and outreach. We focus on monitoring
> projects in our most imperiled habitats. Each year we document tens of
> thousands of birds while using strict methodologies surveying grasslands,
> wetlands, bottomland forest, and unique upland forests. Thousands of
> Missourians learn about bird conservation at over 75 education venues each
> year. MRBO works with state agencies, National Audubon and Missouri
> Chapters, Missouri Master Naturalists, and many other partners. We hope you
> take a “shot” at supporting our work through your passion for birds.
>
> Entry fees are $25 per photo for adults, and $10 per photo for youth aged
> 10-17.
>
>
> *Photography Contest Prizes**Grand Prize: *$1,000
> *1st Place: *$500
> *2nd Place: *$200
> *3rd Place: *$100
> *Directors’s Choice: *$100.
> *Youth (10-17 years of age as of 11/1/17): *$100
> Contest information and rules can be found here:
> http://mrbo.org/hopehasfeathers/
>
>
> *Judging*MRBO is honored to have several photography and art
> professionals on our judging panel. Our judges include:
>
>
> *Karen Avery Miller*Artist; The Little Studio and Gallery
> <http://averymiller.com/>
>
>
> *Noppadol Paothong*Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; Noppadol
> Paothong Nature Images <http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
> <http://www.nopnatureimages.com/>
>
> *David Stonner*Missouri Department of Conservation photographer; David
> Stonner Photo Journal <http://www.davestonner.com/home.html>
>
> , AND two additional judges to be announced.
>
> The Director’s Choice award will be selected by MRBO Co-Director Ethan
> Duke (Dana Ripper will be accepting and compiling the contest entries and
> therefore would not be able to judge anonymously).
> Photographs must have been obtained ethically. MRBO adheres to the National
> Audubon Society’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography
> <http://www.audubon.org/photography/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography>.
> Please read this guide and rules of the contest prior to contest submission.
>
> Thank you ASM for help in our shared mission and thank you all for all you
> do for bird conservation!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ethan (and the rest at MRBO)
>
> Ethan C. Duke
> Assistant Director / Co-founder
> Missouri River Bird Observatory
> website: www.mrbo.org
> Bird Data: mrbo.maps.arcgis.com
> https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs
> 660.837.3888
>
> “Hope” is the thing with feathers
> BY EMILY DICKINSON
> <https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson>
> “Hope” is the thing with feathers -
> That perches in the soul -
> And sings the tune without the words -
> And never stops - at all -
>
> And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
> And sore must be the storm -
> That could abash the little Bird
> That kept so many warm -
>
> I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
> And on the strangest Sea -
> Yet - never - in Extremity,
> It asked a crumb - of me.
>
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