CORAL and the Big Island Reef Fund (BIRF) are pleased to announce the winning photographs for our 2012 West Hawaii Bag Tag Contest!
2012 Bag Tag Photo Contest Winners:
Honu Rusty Orr
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the photographers who generously donated their beautiful photography this year. If you didn't get a chance to participate in the contest, don't worry because there is always next year! Contest entry details are included below.
Submit Your Photos to the West Hawaii
Bag Tag Photo Contest
Bag tags are used in shops, boats, and other locations to increase public awareness and knowledge about how to take care of our marine environment. Since this project began, we have given out over 1,500 bag tags at fairs, schools, and shops and have raised $4,000.00 through donations from tourists (tags are displayed in shops and on boats with a suggested donation of $5.00 to the Big Island Reef Fund (BIRF)). Money collected through the BIRF will stay on the Big Island for flip charts, bag tags, education, and other projects!
To enter your photos for consideration in the 2013 Bag Tag Photo Contest, please follow these rules:
|Display of Previous Bag Tags|
* You are allowed to submit up to five images.
* The images must be from Hawaii.
* Images must fit in the following categories:
Other critters - sharks, rays, other marine mammals, etc.
* Please submit images at a 5 x 7 size to Kara via email at kara (at) coral.org . (If your image wins, we will request a high-resolution file.)
* Please include your name and contact information in your email, but do not include your name on images.
* Images must be received by November 1, 2012.
The Kona community will vote on images over a two-week time frame. Winners will be contacted by the first week in December. We will need to receive high-resolution image files by December 15th for publishing.
The names of winning photographers will be printed on their images, and each winner will receive a bag tag that features his or her image. No other compensation is to be issued. Pictures will not be used for anything other than bag tags without the expressed permission of the photographer.
Winning images from 2010: