Over the years, the Jack Pine Warbler, Michigan Audubon’s quarterly membership magazine, has featured the work of a host of amazing photographers from across the Great Lakes and abroad. Michigan Audubon is committed to continuing this tradition of photographic excellence, and we are on the hunt for outstanding bird photography to grace the cover of the Jack Pine Warbler in 2019. Since we know that a great number of our members are outstanding photographers, we are calling on you for help!

If you have a photograph you would like to see on the cover of the JPW, please enter your submission in our 2019 Jack Pine Warbler Cover Photo Contest. To enter, please email up to three digital photo files to Communications & Marketing Coordinator Molly Keenan by June 1, 2019, at mkeenan@michiganaudubon.org.

Bohemian Waxwing by Darlene Friedman

Photographs may not be larger than 5MB in size and must be submitted in .jpg format. Please be sure to include a caption of what it is, the location where it was taken, the date it was taken, and the photographer’s name with your submissions. Photographs captured in Michigan are preferred. Minor digital enhancements for cropping, filters, and corrective functions are permitted, but images that have been judged to be significantly altered will not be used.

The photographer retains full copyright to his or her images. However, participation in the contest requires the contestant to give Michigan Audubon permission to use the photographs without compensation on the cover of the Jack Pine Warbler as well as for Michigan Audubon websites, social media, and printed materials. Michigan Audubon will always include the photographer’s name when using a photograph for any purpose.

As always, Michigan Audubon requests that all photographers follow ethical practices when photographing birds and other wildlife. For more information, please review Audubon’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography.

American Kestrel by Josh Haas