Outer Banks Wild Horses Photo Contest

Wild mustangs outer BanksCorolla, NC – Over one thousand of the popular 2009 Official Corolla Wild Horse Fund calendars have been sold since October of 2008, and the 2010 calendar photo contest is now underway. Open only to amateur photographers, up to three photos may be submitted.

Photos can be current or historical, must be submitted on CD and must be accompanied by a signed entry form. The entry form and contest rules can be downloaded from CWHF’s website. No identifying information should appear anywhere on the photo and no photos will be accepted that violate any portion of the Currituck County Wild Horse Ordinance. The ordinance is also available on the CWHF website. The deadline for photos is May 1, 2009.

Judges for the event are Walter Gresham, Outer Banks Beach Portraits and Photography, Kill Devil Hills; Mary Kolliner, Eagle Eye Images, Holly Springs, NC; and national equine artist Robin Caspari, Manakin – Sabot, VA.

Twenty-four semi-finalists will be selected and displayed on the Fund’s website from June 1 – July 31. The public will vote for their favorites by donation, and the thirteen photos receiving the most votes will be used in the 2010 Official Corolla Wild Horse Fund calendar. Instructions for voting will be posted on the website on June 10th. Winning photos will also be displayed at Wild Horse Days, July 7th, 8th, and 9th.

The remaining 2009 calendars are available for purchase at www.corollawildhorses.org, or by visiting the Wild Horse Museum in Old Corolla Village.

For more information, call the Corolla Wild Horse Fund at 252-453-8002.