Guidelines and Submission Information
The Tufts Environmental Studies Program is accepting photo submissions for the 2nd annual Environmental Photo Contest. The contest is open to all Tufts undergraduate students and will include prizes for 1st place ($150), 2nd place ($100), and 3rd place ($50).
Each student can take and submit up to 5 photos as part of the contest, but is only eligible to win one of the prizes listed above.
All styles of photography are welcome (black & white or color).
The theme for the 2012-2013 Academic Year is Environmental Justice.
Environmental justice (EJ) is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as:
“The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies.”
We would like students to explore environmental communication through the lens of a camera, using their own creativity and image-making capacity. Using the theme of environmental justice, we welcome students to explore their environment through camera-work and invite them to come back in the fall with a selection of work.
To be considered for one of the prizes, submissions must include:
- All submissions must include:
- a high-quality 8×10″ print, and
- a digital file (min. 300 dpi jpg or tif format)
- A printed document including a brief description of the image; and the names of any individuals, places, etc. included in the photo(s).
- The Environmental Photo Contest Application >
- The Photo Subject Release Form >
PLEASE NOTE: Photo(s) submitted for the Environmental Photo Contest must include a completed photo release form for EVERY INDIVIDUAL in a given photo. Photos that do not meet this requirement will not be considered for any of the three awards.
- The Parent/Guardian Photo Release Form, (if applicable)
**(Photos taken of children under the age of 18 who are part of an individual’s research or fieldwork, will not be considered unless photo release forms are signed by the parent or legal guardian of EVERY CHILD who appears in a given photo or photos. To receive the parent/guardian photo release form, contact Ann Greaney-Williams at ann.greaney-williams (@tufts.edu) or call 617.627.3553).
Submitted prints will be exhibited in the Tufts Institute of the Environment and may be used by the Environmental Studies and TIE in their print publications, websites, or for other Tufts-related purposes. A digital exhibition will also be created on the ENVS website for those who are unable to visit Tufts in person.
Photo submissions, and other required documentation, are due by Friday, October 19, 2012 to:
The Environmental Studies Program
210 Packard Avenue
Miller Hall-East Rear Door
All submitted photos must have been taken by the individual student submitting them.
Photo contest winners will be chosen by faculty and staff of the Environmental Studies Executive Committee; Tufts Institute of the Environment; and other specialized Tufts faculty usually within one month of submission (an exact date will be announced closer to October 19th).
Questions can be sent to Ann Greaney-Williams at ann.greaney-williams (@tufts.edu) or by calling 617.627.3553.