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Department of Biological Sciences & Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (BSGSA) Photography Contest 2009

(Photo: LaToya Kissoon)


This is your opportunity to show off your talent as a photographer and to show the world the fun of observing Biology, from everyday research to the level of landscapes. The Department of Biological Sciences and Biological Sciences Graduate Student association (BSGSA) would like to see this event become an annual celebration, bringing together everyone in the NDSU for some fun, prizes and the visual spectacle.

(Photo: Melissa Konsti)

Rules & Details

There is no limitation on the number of photos that you can submit in each category.

All photos must have a biology theme. Categories for 2009 contest are;

  • Plants and Fungi
  • Animals, large and small
  • Landscapes
  • Molecules to Mars (any thing small or large including microscopic images)

To enter, submit the following:

  1. Prints of original photos (8” x 10”) on glossy photo quality paper (indicate your name and contact information on the back of each photo).  If your name is not on each photograph, we cannot guarantee that it will be returned.  Photographs entered that do not meet the standards (paper quality and size) will be disqualified.
  2. A completed entry form (click here).  All fields are required.  Entries submitted without the signature of the photographer will be disqualified.
  3. An entry fee of $3.00 for each photo (cash or checks payable to Department of Biological Sciences).


(Photo: Jason Riopel)

The closing date for submission is 13th March, 2009 at 5:00 pm.  Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

Originals of winning photographs (negatives/prints, or digital version on CD) will be requested.

Send or hand in packet to: Rita Slator, Photography Contest – 2009, Department of Biological Sciences, Stevens Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105.  All winning photographs will be displayed; all other will be available for pick up in the department.

An independent board of judges will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd -place winners for each category.  The winning photos will be announced at an awards ceremony in late Spring, 2009.  These photos will be displayed in the department and on the web pages and used for other promotional purposes.  Photographers retain all copyrights to their work.

Winners in each category will receive a prize of $50  (and be famous!).


By signing your name to the Entry Form, you certify that 1) the photo(s) you have submitted are your original work and have never been copyrighted or, if copyrighted, that you are the sole copyright owner, 2) you are entering this photo as an honest and true effort of your personal creativity and unique artistic vision, and 3) you understand that winning entries will be used by the Department of Biological Sciences/ BSGSA for promotional purposes as your original work and under your own copyright.  You also agree that you will not submit winning photographs in future Department of Biological Sciences/ BSGSA Photography Contests.

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Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009 1:47:54 PM