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Spring Photography Contest at New Melones Lake

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Date(s) - 05/27/2017
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SONORA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the first spring photography contest at New Melones Lake. During the months of March, April and May, the public is invited to bring their cameras to New Melones Lake to capture images of the natural beauty and scenery in the area and visitor recreation activities.

The photo contest will consist of three categories; Landscape, Flora/Fauna, and Recreation. Participants can submit one photograph for each category, and many of these pictures will be displayed in the New Melones Lake Visitor Center. All photographs must be from the New Melones Lake Recreation Area, taken in 2017, and be original, “non-photoshopped” images. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017.

Two photographs from each category will be selected for special recognition by a panel of park rangers. The photographers whose pictures are selected will be given a two-night camping certificate for New Melones Lake. Additionally, from the six photographs, a winner will be selected as the “Best of Show” and will receive a New Melones Lake Annual Pass. Winners will be announced by June 15, 2017.

Please submit photographs to Park Ranger Joshua Pelham at jpelham@usbr.gov, along with the photographer’s name, contact information, location of the photograph, and the photographic category of each picture. For additional information on the contest, please contact Joshua at 209-536-9094 ext. 236.

By submitting a photograph, the photographer retains their rights to the photograph; however, by entering the contest, they grant the Bureau of Reclamation (and those authorized by Reclamation) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any Reclamation purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion, website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Reclamation publications. Any photograph reproduced will be given photograph credit as Bureau of Reclamation.