North American Butterfly Association

Photographer

Art and Photo Contests


NABA holds art and photo contests biennially. The Butterfly Art of the Year Contest is held in odd-numbered years and the Butterfly Photo of the Year Contest is held in even-numbered years. Details are given below.

Butterfly Art of the Year Contest

Artists interested in entering the 2017 NABA Art Contest should submit high quality digital images by email to contests@naba.org (maximum of 3 images) of original two-dimensional color "paintings," in any medium. The digital file should include the artist's name. If realistic, the painting should depict species found in Mexico, the U.S. or Canada. In your cover letter, please indicate the dimensions of the original work, give a description of the medium of the work, and a release granting to NABA the one-time right to copy and publish the image in American Butterflies and at its website. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached. Entries need to be received no later than June 1, 2017. Winning artist will receive a prize of $250, 2nd place winner will receive $100 and winners will have their works published in color in the Fall 2017 issue of American Butterflies. All decisions of the judges are final.

Artists Release Statement (signature required):

I, ___________________________, hereby give my one-time right to NABA to copy and publish the following artwork:
1) _________________________________________,
2) _________________________________________,
3) _________________________________________.

Signature: __________________________________
Date: _____________________
Email address: __________________________________________
Telephone number: ________________________________

Send your entries and a signed copy of this release form statement to:

NABA Art Contest, 4 Delaware Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960.


Butterfly Photo of the Year Contest

The 11th NABA Photography Contest will be held in 2016. The winner will receive $200 and the 1st runner-up will receive $75. Winning entries will be published in the Fall 2016 issue of American Butterflies. Photographs of adults must be of free-flying, unrestrained butterflies taken in the field (not in a butterfly zoo), in Canada, the United States, or Mexico.

Photographs of immatures must be of eggs, caterpillars or chysalises taken in the field, or at a location (e.g., one's house or laboratory) within 20 miles of where the eggs or caterpillars were obtained. Submissions, which must be received by June 6, 2016, should be in the form of digital images sent as high resolution jpeg files on a CD. DVD or flash drive. Please include the photographer's name in the file name. Files sent via email will not be considered. Please limit your submissions to three images (only the first three images received, per entrant, will be considered).

Please include detailed information about when and where the photographs were taken, as well as camera, lens, flash, film, and setting information — to the extent known.

Photographers Release Statement (signature required):

I, _________________________________________, hereby give NABA the right to copy and publish the following photographs, both in print and digital form:
1) _________________________________________,
2) _________________________________________,
3) _________________________________________.

I verify that the photographs, if taken of adults, were taken in the field, of free-flying, unmanipulated butterflies. If of immatures, the immatures were either photographed in the wild; or within 20 miles of where found and if removed from the wild that they were reared through to adults (or attempted to rear through to adults) and released where they were found.

Signature: __________________________________
Date: _____________________
Email address: __________________________________________
Telephone number: ________________________________

Send your entries and a signed copy of this release form statement to:

NABA Photo Contest, 4 Delaware Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960.