Are you an aspiring photographer? Then you might be just what the Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking for.
The department is accepting entries for its annual wildlife calendar photo contest. Entries must be submitted by July 9 at 5 p.m. MST.
The winning photos will be showcased in the 2013 Arizona Wildlife Calendar, in the November-December issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine.
A top prize will be awarded to the photographer whose work is "best in show." Twelve more first-place winners, one for each month, will also win cash.
The contest is free to enter. Only digital entries are accepted. This year, for the first time, entries are being accepted via email or the file-sharing website YouSendIt. For full details, visit www.azgfd.gov/photocontest.
All pictures must be of Arizona wildlife and must be taken in Arizona.
Photos are evaluated on creativity, photographic quality, effectiveness in conveying the unique character of the subject, and whether or not submitted images meet basic size and formatting requirements.
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