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Submission Rules

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You may submit 2 photos per week into the monthly theme and 1 photo per week into the Featured folder. Read the submission rules in the galleries to make sure your photo qualifies.

Here is how to submit a photo properly:
1. Join the club as a member.
2. Click the Gallery link on the side menu
3. Scroll down to find the current Theme folder.
4. Click the + sign and select Contribute an Existing Deviation...
5. Pick your photo, and you're set!






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:star: Mini Contest v. 39 - Animals beginning with N or O :star:

The main focus of the shot must be an animal who's common or latin name begins with N or O. For example ... Narwhal, Nile Crocodile, Numbat, Orangutan, Owl, Orca, Otter, Kea (Nestoridae, merdionalis), Coati (Nasua, narica), Muskox (Ovibos moschatus), etc! A lot of possibilities this time =) It will be at the admin's discretion as to what photos count.

To enter you must comment on this journal entry with a link to your entry. You can enter one photo per contest, and you can enter a photo that is already in this group BUT not one that was submitted to any previous mini-contest. I will then add the photo to a favorites folder for the mini contests. Once the deadline for entries has elapsed, a vote will take place to determine the winner and 2nd/3rd places. If we get more than 10 entries the staff will choose the best ten shots to go onto the member vote.

1st place - 50 points
2nd place - 25 points
3rd place - 10 points

The deadline for 'Animals beginning with N or O' entries is the 17th August!

If you have some spare points you are able to donate to support the mini contests, please donate them to the personal DA page of the head admin (Misty-Dawn) specifying they are to support Zoo-photographers mini contests to help keep them running. Every little helps! All donators will be featured for a week here at the group journal.

:star: August Theme 1 - Felines :star:

The current theme is Felines!!!  Cats (Felidae) are a diverse group of carnivores that includes domestic cats, lions, tigers, ocelots, jaguars, caracals, leopards, mountain lions, lynx and many other groups of cats. Cats are graceful, agile predators that have acute eyesight, muscular bodies and a sharp set of teeth.  You may submit 2 photos a week to the theme folder, subject to vote at the admin teams discretion.  Photos not fitting the theme description or not taken of captive animals will be declined.

This theme will change on Sunday, August 17!

:star:Member of the Month!!!:star:

Some of our older members may remember a time when we were a supergroup and we were able to feature a photo every month.  While we are no longer a super group we appreciate your continued involvement and patience as our admin team transitions through grad school degrees and various other obligations that have occasionally stolen our focus.  As a thank you to show how much we love our members and also to encourage everyone to continue pursuing and progressing their love of zoo photography, we will be starting a new tradition...

Member of the Month!  Twice a month we will be featuring one members photos, two members a month and two blogs a piece.  To be considered for 'Member of the Month' the individual has had to have a photo accepted into either the feature or theme folder.  Members are chosen by admin team and may be member of the month only once!  Please take the time to congratulate and encourage each other!

August Member of the Month - 1

superpower-pnut from the United States!!!

Doe Buck Doe by superpower-pnut

Gemsbok1 by superpower-pnut

Tank by superpower-pnut

:star:Submission Rules:star:

You may submit 2 photos per week into the bi-weekly theme and 1 photo per week into the featured folder. The current bi-weekly theme is Felines.

Here is how to submit a photo properly:

1. Join the club as a member.
2. Open our gallery and click on 'Submit to this Gallery.'
4. Choose which folder you would like to submit to by using the drop down menu.
5. Pick your photo, and you're set!

:star:Featured Folder:star:

This gallery is for photos that represent the best of our member's work.  Staff members will vote on these photos, it takes two accepts to be included in this gallery.  Be sure to submit your best work because we will accept nothing but the best. One submission per week.

Lions, tigers and wolves each take up 10% of the featured gallery, which is a lot of photos of just these animals. We therefore will be being more selective when voting on featured folder submissions for these types of animals. Please take this into account when choosing a shot to submit to the featured folder, as lions/tigers/wolves are taking up a third of this gallery!  

For a visual guide as to what shots will not be accepted into this folder, please see this journal: zoo-photographers.deviantart.c…

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Be sure to drop by and check out some of our affiliate pages!  Especially if you're looking for wild photo or non-limit groups while you're waiting!

Thanks Everyone!  See you next week! :)

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LucieWalton Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Thank you for the invite. This group is so beautiful. I think I love all of the photos the standard is so high :)
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MyUsernameIsMyUser Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Hey Thanks for the invite! Really awesome to get invited to a group with so many talented people! :D
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NB-PhotoArt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you guys for featuring my shot of the swimming tiger.
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NB-PhotoArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey everybody at Z-P: Thanks so much, and June isn't even over!
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wildroseblossom Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I cant seem to submit in the birds folder?
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