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Pathways to Success 2010 Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, USA, 27.09.-01.10.2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joachim Willms [Managing Director]   
“Stories of the Struggle for Co-Existence:

Wildlife and Humans in a Changing World”

A photo atlas prepared in association with the

Pathways to Success 2010 Conference:

Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management

 Monday, September 27, 2010 - Friday, October 1, 2010

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park

 A conference and training program designed to address the myriad issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. We invite you to join us in this critical wildlife conservation effort. Our mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field.

Call for Photo Atlas Contest Entries: 

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2010

Submissions of a photo and accompanying description of a specific human-wildlife issue are invited to compete for top awards at the conference and

inclusion in the published photo atlas.


Photo Atlas Details:

The photo atlas will be a popular publication designed to convey the complex and social nature of today’s wildlife management problems around the globe to a broader audience. In order to increase awareness of the human dimensions field, the photo atlas publication will take its readers on a tour of the human-wildlife relationships and conflicts around the world. The reader will be provided with captivating images and understandable descriptions of specific examples of human-wildlife interactions that represent the full spectrum of struggle and coexistence. All entries in the photo atlas will be photographs and stories by the scientists working on these issues currently and will be engaging for all ages and any lover of wild animals and places.


Photo Atlas Entry Guidelines:

Submissions must include:

The photo- One compelling photo that provides a pictorial representation of  human-wildlife interaction in digital and print format:               

·         Digital format: entrants must upload an electronic version of the photo through the online proposal submission system at The graphic must be at least 300 dpi at 8 X 10 inches. This equates to 3,000 x 2,400 pixels or about 7.2 megapixels. Images of 6 megapixels and above may be acceptable. The acceptable file types are jpeg, PNG or TIFF.

·         Print format: photo must be enlarged to 8in x 10in print and mounted along with the printed “Story” on a stiff backing with 11in x 17 in black or white matting. Label the back with entrant’s name, address, phone number, and email address. Bring the printed photo/story to the conference.

The “story” - A compelling, non-scientific description (600 words or less) of the management problem surrounding the human-wildlife issue as well as the how human dimensions science and inquiry has guided management response or will guide it in the future. 

·         Digital format: entrants must upload the description through the online proposal submission system along with their photo at

·         Print format: the description must be printed on a 81/2 in x 11 in sheet of paper (in black Times New Roman 12 Point font) and mounted along with the printed “Story” on a stiff backing with 11in x 17 in black or white matting. Label the back with entrant’s name, address, phone number, and email address. Bring the printed photo/story to the conference.

Competition Rules:

  • You must register to attend the conference in order to be eligible to submit a photo atlas entry.
  • No more than 1 photo atlas entries per person.
  • Entrants must have taken the photo and written the description themselves and have all rights to their use and distribution. Up to two people may submit together.
  • Images that have been enhanced by removing scratches or dust, or by making slight alterations that have traditionally been made by filters or in the printing process are acceptable.
  • Images that have been extensively altered by double exposure; assembly from two or more images; removal of obstructions or other significant parts; addition, subtraction, or duplication of elements within the image; or other alterations are not acceptable.
  • Images of captive/captured animals are acceptable, but the “story” must clearly indicate the subject matter as such.
  • By submitting your photo atlas entry you agree to allow the Pathways to Success 2010 conference to have it on display throughout the event and to publish it in the conference photo atlas if it is selected by the judges.

Judging and Prizes:


The photo atlas entries will be on display throughout the time of the conference and a panel of judges will determine the award winners. The panel will evaluate entries based on the impact of the image, the quality of the photo, how well it reflects the human-wildlife issue described, and the impact and readability of the description. The top three entries will receive prizes with a value of $1,000 - $2,000 and will appear along with additional selected entries the book. All winning entries will be announced on October 1, 2010 on the final day of the conference. The selected entries will later be complied to publish the “Stories of the Struggle for Co-Existence: Wildlife and Humans in a Changing World” photo atlas.


*All photography should follow the International League of Conservation Photographers ethical standards


For further information on wild vs. captive or artistically-altered images, see the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) standards for truth in captioning


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