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"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" Registration (Bird Photography Competition)

  • 1 Jun 2019
  • 1 Sep 2019
  • Gallery By The Lake, 106. W. Pryce St., Lake Charles, LA 70605


As South Louisiana is known as a bird-watching hot spot, Gallery by the Lake and Gulf Coast Bird Club Bird are hosting a national bird photography competition, now open online at callforentry.org.  Photographers are encouraged to enter bird photographs in categories of Birds in Flight, A Teaching Moment and Fine Art.  Entry fee is $35 for 3 photos and must be submitted by September 1st. Full show for accepted photos is October 13.  Multiple awards will be given.

You must sign up through CALLFORENTRY.ORG

(Tutorial for signing up located below)


To be announced


Competition Opens – June 1

September 1 - Deadline for entries

September 15- Notification of Acceptance

October 5- Deadline for receipt of accepted works

October 13 – Reception and Awards Presentations

November 23 - Exhibition concludes


Birds in Action

An Educational Moment

Fine Art

(50 entries accepted)


$300-Best in Show

$200 – 1st Place (3)

$100 -2nd Place (3)

Honorable mention (3)


Photography. Digital enhancement should be limited to color & shadow. No alteration of original image shape or background is allowed. Photography regarding bird safety and dignity outlined in Audobon Photography guidelines should be followed.


Adults 18 and older.


Accepted works must framed and back wired. Mailed

entries should be suitable to the rigors of packaged

shipping. Image size should not exceed 18” x 24” or

equivalent with matted and framed work not larger

than 24” x 28”.


Photographer/artist may submit up to 3 entries across

all categories or enter each category separately. Entries

are submitted using CALLFORENTRY.ORG website.


A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is charged each

entrant for three entries. Credit card payments are

accepted using the CALLFORENTRY.ORG website.

How to log onto CallForEntry.org:

1.) Create an account on CallForEntry.org by clicking on "Artist Sign Up"

2.) After this, click "Find Calls" at the top left of the screen

3.) In the search bar type "Gallery By The Lake"

4.) Click “Apply Now" once you find the needed Event

5.) Submit necessary info & 1-3 works of art, then pay $35 fee


October 13 – November 23

Awards will be announced at the opening reception.

Accepted artwork is required to remain in the

Gallery by the Lake for the duration of the exhibition.


Please ship to:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

Gallery by the Lake

106 W. Pryce St., Inc.

Lake Charles, LA 70601

Hand deliveries accepted Sep.16 – Oct. 5, 12pm - 5 p.m.


- Works must be received by October 5

- All accepted works must include prepaid return shipping

label with pick up at gallery fee included with FedEx shipping.

- Late or damaged shipments will be returned collect.

- Works must be shipped in reusable packing cartons.

- No packing popcorn

- Hand deliveries accepted Noon to 5 p.m.


Return of artwork begins November 30, 2019

Hand delivery pickup - Dec. 2nd – Dec. 14th, 2019.

Gallery hours are 12pm to 5 pm

(Arrangements may be made by appointment)


A 20% gallery commission will be assessed on the sale of photographs during the exhibition. The exhibition committee

reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries for futurepress releases, website, & Facebook promotion of this event.


Gallery by the Lake, Inc

Competition Coordinator: Pat Craft

Phone: 337-436-1008 (o) 337-515-4879 (c)

Email: gallerybythelakeswla@gmail.com

Mailing address:

106 W. Pryce St.

Lake Charles, LA 70605


Gallery by the Lake, Inc. carries no insurance for loss or damage to artwork in the gallery or in transit nor assume any liability for same. Every precaution will be taken for the safety of the exhibited work. Artist can and should provide their own insurance coverage. Gallery by the Lake, Inc is not responsible for fees and/or damage from any cause.A submission of entries into the show and exhibit constitutes a binding agreement by artists to all conditions stated. The entrant understands and agrees that any unclaimed artwork/item left after the exhibit take-out date will be removed from the exhibit site and will be donated /disposed of by Gallery by the Lake, Inc. after 30 days from last pickup date.

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