A. This contest is open to all attendees of the San Antonio reptile expo. We encourage everyone to enter their best reptile and amphibian themed photographs into one of the five categories. There is no charge to enter, and prizes will be awarded for each of the five sections. Aside from these 5 sections there will be one “Grand Prize” awarded to the most outstanding image. Both color and black and white images will be accepted.
B. You may present your images in any way which will enhance its photographic appeal, ie. sturdy backings, foam-core, and framed images are encouraged. You must be the one who took the original image file to enter, ie. you may not enter pictures that you did not take. All entries must not have ever been published in any books, magazines, calendars, etc.
C. The following 5 herp categories will be open for judging:
TURTLES & CROCODILIANS
PLEASE NOTE on the back of each image make it clear which category you plan to enter, even if it is obvious.
D. Each contestant can enter up to two images per section, per show.
E. Judging will be based on overall appeal of the image, a difficulty factor, and the shots artistic appeal. Your photographic skill and creativity will count more than how great your camera gear is.
F. Your name, mailing address and telephone number, plus any other contact information (like email address) must be written on or attached to each entry; along with the category entered. In addition, any information that you would like to add will strongly be encouraged, ie. herp species, where the photo was taken and anything else that may set your pictures apart from others.
G. The contest begins noon Saturday, please have your images in the proper category at this time.
H. All images will be displayed throughout the show on Saturday. Images will be judged by 5 judges and decided by 3:00 pm on Saturday. Category winners will be announced at 4:00 pm. Winners can pick up their prizes and pictures shortly after. Any photos left after 5:00 pm will be considered abandoned.
H. All images will be displayed throughout the show on Saturday. Images will be judged by 5 judges and decided by 3:pm on Saturday. Category winners will be announced at 4:00 pm. Winners can pick up their prizes and pictures shortly after. Any photos left after 5 will be abandoned.
I. Category winners may be asked to supply a digital copy of the winning image for use on the Herp Photography photo contest website.
K. Winners of the top 4 categories will receive a cash prize of $10.00. The Best of Show Grand Prize will receive a cash prize of $25.00.
Contact the photography contest coordinator, Robert Edwards, at firstname.lastname@example.org
"GOOD LUCK TO ALL"
TEXAS REPTILE EXPO
HERP PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNERS
BEST OF SHOW PHOTO
Jim & Darlene Campbell
Congratulations to the Winners of the following categories for March 2011:
SNAKES - Michael Price - Central Texas Whipsnake
HOT HERPS - Matthew Hodges - Texas Black-Tail
LIZARDS - Michael Price - Green Iguana (Winner, Best of Show Photo)
TURTLES & CROCODILES - Amy Morris, Juvenile Dwarf Caiman
AMPHIBIANS - Becky Muscher - False Brook Salamander
Michael S. Price
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
has approved the publication of proposed regulations that would require a
new permit for people who sell, transport or possess
venomous snakes not indigenous to Texas, plus four species of
pythons and one species of anaconda.
Under House Bill 12, enacted by the 80th Texas
Legislature, the commission is required to establish permits authorizing the
possession and transportation of the following snakes:
African rock python (Python sebae)
rock python (Python molurus)
green anaconda (Eunectes
reticulated python (Python reticulatus), and
southern African python, (Python
A hybrid of any species
The bill also prohibits the release of these
snakes into the wild in Texas.
The proposed regulations would require anyone
who possesses one of the controlled exotic snakes,
but does not sell snakes, to buy a $20
Recreational Controlled Exotic Snake Permit. Permit No. 580
People who buy a controlled exotic snake from a pet store
could use their sales receipt as a temporary recreational
permit good for 21 days, giving them
time to buy an official Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Dealers who possess or transport controlled exotic snakes
for sale would need to pay a $60
Commercial Controlled Exotic Snake Permit. This permit would be required for each permanent place of business
where controlled exotic snakes are sold. Permitted businesses would need to
maintain a daily record of snake sales, which would have to be kept for two
years and made available to TPWD upon request. Permit No. 581
Either permit could be obtained anywhere Texas
hunting and fishing licenses are sold. When you go to obtain your permit,
be sure to tell them the permit number you are wanting to
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Frequently Asked Questions Relating to the Possession, Purchase, Sale, or Transportation of Certain Snakes
Controlled Exotic Snake Permit (a.k.a. Nonindigenous Snake Permit)
Frequently Asked Questions: Non-game
Frequently Asked Questions about Nongame
Non-Game Collector Permits
Application for Non-Game Dealer
Commercial Non-Game Permits