CALL FOR ENTRIES: San Diego Natural History Museum


The San Diego Natural History Museum, here in sunny Southern California, has announced a call for entries for its Best of Nature Photography Show, and all of you nature photographers should definitely consider entering your work. Your photographs could be gracing the walls of the museum in a few short months. Entries are taken starting tomorrow and are accepted until March 15th, so get on it and let me know if any of you enter, or better yet, win! Read all of the info from the SDNHM after the jump…

Best of Nature

Photography Show


International Photography Competition at San Diego Natural History Museum

The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum announced a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the Best of Nature Photography Show. Entrees may be submitted between January 15 and March 15, 2009. The international juried show of outstanding nature photography will be on view between June 27 and September 13, 2009, in The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Amateur as well as professional photographers are invited to submit nature-photography for the jurying process. Landscape, wildlife, and nature-based abstract/impressionistic images will be considered.
Traditional, digital, and alternative-process photographic works will be
reviewed. If the image has been altered, a statement of how the image was altered must be included. Altered work will be considered. The entry fee is $25 for the first three photos submitted. Each entry after that is $10, with a limit of 10 entries total.
Submission and payment are due by March 15, 2009. Complete entry instructions are on line at

The first round of judging will be carried out by the staff of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Abe Ordover, owner of The Ordover Galleries, will complete the final round of judging. Prizes will be awarded for top-placing images: Grand Prize: $1000; First Place: $500; Second Place: $250; Third Place: $150; Six Honorable Mentions: $100 each; People’s Choice Award: $100.

All artwork in The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum is for sale; the photographer will set the price for his/her work. 50% of each sale goes to the photographer and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Museum.

The opening reception will be on Saturday, June 27 from 11 AM–1 PM. For further details and a show prospectus, please contact The Ordover Gallery at 858.720.1121 or visit

Abe Ordover established The Ordover Gallery in 2003 in Solana Beach, CA. Ordover, a Yale-educated law professor, attorney, and mediator, had changed careers and become a fine art photographer. The gallery was established with the mission of elevating the photographic art form to greater prominence among collectors and nature enthusiasts by showcasing the nation’s best nature and wildlife photographers. To date, The Ordover Gallery has featured the contemporary masters of the medium, including Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, Christopher Burkett, Galen Rowell, and Charles Cramer, among others. In 2006 the Ordover Gallery formed a partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum. This led to the opening of a second Ordover Gallery location, on the 4th floor of the Museum. The Ordover Gallery’s imagery and artists’ biographies can be viewed at

The San Diego Natural History Museum is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year. Founded by citizen naturalists, it is the second-oldest scientific institution in California and the third oldest west of the Mississippi. The Museum specializes in the study of biodiversity; the results of active research are passed on to the community through its education programs and exhibitions. The Museum is open daily from 10 AM–5 PM with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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