Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
2012 Refuge Photo Contest

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply
The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Winners Announced!

The winners of the 2012 Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest sponsored by Pro Photo Supply are:

Adult Division

First Place: Gary Davenport
Second Place: Dennis Davenport
Third Place: Chris Bidleman

Honorable Mentions

Dennis Davenport
Dotty Weber
Gary Davenport
Jim Leonard
Lynne McClure
Douglas Beall
Karl Baumgarten

Youth Division

First Place: Haley Heller
Second Place: Andrew Batson
Third Place: Margaret Karapunarly


Adult Prizes

Gift Cards from Pro Photo Supply
1st Place: $300 Gift Card
2nd Place: $150 Gift Card
3rd Place: $100 Gift Card
9 Honorable Mentions: $25 Gift Card (each)

Youth Prizes

Gift Cards from Pro Photo Supply
1st Place: $100 Gift Card
2nd Place: $75 Gift Card
3rd Place: $50 Gift Card


  • Photos must be submitted in JPG format.
  • Entries must be submitted by August 12, 2012.
  • Adult photographers may submit three (3) digital images.
  • Adult photographers who are membersof the Friends of the Ridgefield NWR may submit up to three (3) ADDITIONAL digital images for a total of six (6). Become a member now for $25, visit us at:
  • Youth photographers (18 and under) may submit up to six (6) images.
  • Photos must have been taken within areas of the Refuge that are open to the public.
  • Any refuge scene whether wildlife, plants, or scenic landscape are eligible. Photos of the Plankhouse and landscapes are especially encouraged.
  • Color and/or black & white images are allowed.
  • Elements or objects not in original scene should not be added.
  • Limited image modifications are allowed: Watermarks, Signatures, or Copyright Notices MUST be removed prior to submission.
  • Add-on lenses, filters, and scopes are permitted without restriction.
  • Photographs will be accepted only from the original photographer who must be the sole author and the owner of the copyright for photos submitted.
  • Employees or contractors of Pro Photo Supply are not eligible.
  • Acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use winners names and images for editorial, advertising, publicity and web site purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited.
  • Winning images will be unveiled at the Friends of Ridgefield NWR fundraising event on 9-22-12. The three winning images in the adult category will be auctioned off at the fundraiser.

Submission Instructions

If submission requirements are not followed,
the application and images may not be judged.


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