The Year of the Bat Photo Contest 2011 
As part of the celebration of the Year of the Bat (2011) announced by the CMS (Convention of Migratory Species) and EUROBATS (The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats), bat enthusiasts all over the world are invited to approach the fascinating world of bats and share in the efforts to benefit our extraordinary winged allies by participating in the photo contest and convey their vision of the bat world from a graphical, artistic and aesthetic view representing the diversity and ecological importance of this amazing group of animals. 
Deadline for submissions has been extended till 15 September 2011 
The 2011 Year of the Bat Photography Contest will open on 21 June 2011 at 18:00:00 GMT and ends on 31 August 2011, 24:00:00 GMT. Information on how to enter can be found in the Official Rules. By submitting an entry, each participant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. 
Contest is open only to non-professional photo enthusiasts. Employees of UNEP/EUROBATS, UNEP/CMS and affiliates, their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. 
Each entry consists of an entry form that must be completed with the required information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of valid passport or voting card, date photograph was taken, a brief photo caption describing the picture and its contents, each participant may submit up to 3 pictures in each category. There is no entry fee.  
The Year of the Bat Photo Contest - Entry Form 
To participate in the photo contest please fill out the following entry form and attach it to an e-mail, together with the pictures you would like to submit, to the following address: 
Please ensure that you have read and accepted the official terms and conditions of this competition. 
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