2020

PHOTO CONTEST

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ENTRY DEADLINE 11:59 PM JANUARY 2ND, 2021

The Farm Country Whitetails Branch of QDMA offers great prizes to four lucky winners!

Make sure that everyone in your hunting party carries a camera this deer hunting season! Every whitetail has a chance to win! We are looking for photo quality of your 2020 harvested whitetail buck OR doe. Check the rules below.

Only name of contestant, county of harvest, and photo will be placed in "2020 Whitetail Photo Contest" album on our Facebook page. First, second and third place winners will be determined by amount of likes on the photo only. Farm Country Choice Award will be determined by Farm Country Whitetails branch of QDMA committee members.

Voting will commence January 3rd, 2021

Voting will close 11:59 PM January 20th, 2021

Winners will be announced January 21st, 2021

SAFE & HAPPY HUNTING!

 
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HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO

Submit your photo to

farmcountry.social@gmail.com 

or mail to  

QDMA Photo Contest

136 Main Street North

Winnebago, MN 56098

For your photo to be considered...

  1. Make sure to include the following
    - First and Last Name​
    - Address
    - Phone Number
    - State, County Harvested In
    - Date Harvested
    - Method (Archery, Slug, Rifle, Black Powder)
     

  2. Follow the rules listed below​

 

PRIZES

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Farm Country Whitetails' Committee Members will be choosing a winner based on the quality of photo!

REVEAL Cellular Camera & 16x20 print of submitted photo!

CHOICE AWARD

FARM COUNTRY

FIRST PLACE

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Vortex Crossfire HD 10x42 Binoculars True Timber Strata Camo

SECOND PLACE

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Moultrie A-25i 12MP Invisible No-Glow Infrared Trail Camera

THIRD PLACE

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Deer Lift Hanging Gambrel & Hoist Kit with Pulleys & Rope -600lbs

 

RULES

Can be either buck or doe; Whitetail deer ONLY

Must be from 2020 deer season

Entrants must be licensed deer hunters

Must be a legally harvested deer

All hunting regulations apply (per state harvested)

Fair chase only - High fence hunt entrants will be disqualified

High quality color photos only

One deer in photo

Person in photo must be the same as the one who bagged the deer

Do not sit on deer

No beer cans or cigarettes

Entry deadline is 11:59 PM January 2nd, 2021

IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE RULES LISTED ABOVE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE CONTEST.

 

PHOTO TIPS

for a great shot!

All Entries Welcome. These are general photography tips, not rules.

Take photo prior to field dressing the deer to eliminate blood in photo.

If you are not able to take your photo prior to field dressing the deer - using water, paper towels, or field wipes, wipe as much blood as possible off the face and neck. You might even want to spray the deer off with a hose around the belly. If the tongue is hanging out, tuck it back in the deer's mouth.

Don't take photos at night if you can help it - if you recover your deer after dark and can keep it cool enough to preserve the meat, wait until the next morning to shoot photos. You'll benefit from more light and morning dew or frost can really add beautiful elements to the shot.

Best photo outcomes are taken in the morning or evening - when bright sunlight is directly overhead, it can make it difficult to take good photos. Morning or evening will produces the best possible light for your shots.

Frame the shot correctly - don't accidentally crop off the rack, neck, or brisket of the deer or the top of the hunter's head. Also, make sure the hunter's face is completely visible and not blocked by tines or debris.

Position hunter and animal correctly - position the deer in a bedding pose and seat the hunter behind the animal - no squatting like a catcher.  Take photo from eye level with the hunter or lower.

Focus and expose correctly - Most cell phone cameras will auto focus and turn out well. That said, most phone screens allow you to tap in the place you want to focus (which will also adjust the exposure). 

Take photos at different angles and different styles - Don't just take a photo at one angle, try several. You may find one that looks better using trial and error. Have the hunter grip and grin!

GOOD LUCK HUNTERS! 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR PHOTOS!

 

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