Trophy quality, composition, technical quality, artistic value and uniqueness will all contribute to the judging process.
The"Trophy" photo must meet the following criteria: taking of the game in the photo must be done according to all applicable game laws, the game must be taken with a firearm from CZ-USA, the CZ firearm must be featured in the photo, and the photo must be staged in the field. The hunter is encouraged to appear in this photo, as that tends to make a better photo.
The "On the Hoof" photo must feature one or more game animals in the wild. Anyone may enter regardless of their access to a CZ-USA firearm, as it is not required for this category. The bird or beast featured in this photo could possibly be submitted in the trophy category as well, but for this shot, the shutter must be opened before the trigger is pulled.
All pictures submitted must be original photos, in original high-resolution digital format. It must feature, or be taken by the person submitting it, and be free of restrictions, as CZ-USA will feature the submissions on the website and top pictures may be featured in future catalogs or print advertising. Contest winners must take delivery through a U.S. FFL dealer.
Submit your photo entries by clicking on the "Share your CZ Experience" button at http://cz-usa.com/gallery/photo-contest/ . You can view other entries and read complete contest rules there as well. Be sure to put your correct e-mail address in the submission form and tell the who, what, where, when story behind the picture as well. All submissions are due by Midnight on December 31st, 2009.
To help get you started, here are some links to some tips for taking good trophy photos.
Good shooting! - Jason