FAIRFAX, Va. — The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), announced a national contest it’s launching on behalf of NPMA, inviting consumers to submit their favorite pest photography for a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize. The contest challenges both amateur and avid photographers to submit images of household pests such as rodents, mosquitoes, ants, termites, cockroaches, stinging insects and ticks. However, photography of all insects and small wildlife are welcome.
The contest opens on August 15, 2011 and will officially close at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 15, 2011. Entries must be submitted to the PestWorld Photography Contest group on Flickr, which can be found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/pestworld/ or by searching for ‘PestWorld Photography Contest’ on Flickr.com/groups. There is no limit to the number of entries an individual can submit. Select photography will be showcased on the NPMA’s consumer website, PestWorld.org.
“We’ve had people proactively send us their amateur pest photos of bugs and animals they capture in and around their homes and know there are many talented photographers who have a passion for insect photography or already have stunning pest images in their portfolios,” says Missy Henriksen, executive director of PPMA. “PPMA wants to give these photographers an outlet to share their work with other bug and wildlife enthusiasts that visit our site. We hope pest professionals will help us to spread the word about this contest and encourage their local communities to participate.”
Ten people will win “bragging rights” as a finalist in the PestWorld Photography Contest and will have their entries publicly posted to PestWorld.org. One entry will be recognized as the grand prize winner and will receive a $1,000 award.
PestWorld.org is an comprehensive online resource on household pests, providing visitors with practical pest prevention tips, news and information on pest-related health and property risks, as well as educational pest facts, a robust pest guide and an “ask a pro” feature for pest-related questions. Whether searching for information on preventing infestations or looking for information on a career in pest management, Pestworld.org presents visitors with up-to-date pest news.
For photo contest rules and details, visit PestWorld.org.