It’s time for the 2015 Idaho Outdoors/Idaho Camera photo contest

Taken an amazing photo lately? Submissions are now being accepted for the annual Idaho Outdoors/Idaho Camera photo contest highlighting all the great things you see in Idaho’s outdoors, whether scenic, wildlife, action or people enjoying the outdoors.

Photos will be judged by a panel of experts, and top photos will earn prizes, which will be announced soon. The winner, runners up and honorable mentions will be published in mid July in Idaho Outdoors, and some photos will also be featured in the Idaho Outdoors/Idaho Camera calendar available later in the summer.

Make sure you read the rules below, but get out and shoot some great shots, have them printed and enter them at any of the three Idaho Camera locations. Deadline for entries is at the end of Idaho Camera’s business hours on July 1.

Photo Contest Details

The contest is open to all amateur photographers, which is anyone who does not derive their main source of income from selling photography.

The theme of the photo contest is Idaho Outdoors and all entries must be taken in Idaho. That can include scenic, action or wildlife photographs.

Deadline: All entries must be received by Idaho Camera by the end of business hours on July 1.

Size and number: Participants may enter no more than three photographs. Entries smaller than 5X7 or bigger than 12X18, and those not on photo-quality paper, will be disqualified. Framed photographs will not be accepted.

Identify it: On the back of each photo, or attached to it on a separate piece of paper taped or glued (no paper clips), include the following:

1. Name of the photographer.

2. A daytime telephone number,

3. email address

4. Where the photo was taken and a short description of it.

5. If entering the youth categories (ages 17 and under), add the entrant’s age. Youth categories are ages 12 and under and ages 13 to 17.

Entries without complete information may be disqualified.

Photos can be dropped off or mailed to any of the Idaho Camera locations:

Orchard 1310 N. Orchard, Boise

Vista Village 1036 Vista, Boise

Boise Towne Square 350 N. Milwaukee, Boise

Entries will be available to be picked up at the Idaho Camera on Orchard after publication on July 30 and until January 1, 2016.

Other guidelines: Entries may be either color or black and white. Photos should be an accurate representation of the "natural" scene or subject being photographed. Photographs manipulated to change, remove or add content to the image will be subject to disqualification. Panoramic photos combined together with two or more frames will be considered if the digital stitching does not change, remove or add content to the image.

Image toning to correct color and contrast is acceptable. Over-saturated color or other dramatic toning techniques will be considered for artistic interpretation, but may be deemed in conflict with the natural theme intended for the Idaho Outdoors photo contest.

Important note: Photo Contest entries and other photographs and articles submitted to The Idaho Statesman and Idaho Camera may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.