Save the dates: April 21 & 22, 2012. The 2012 Biennial Staff Seminar, a fundraiser to help save foxhunting for future generations, is rapidly approaching, and as always it is shaping up to be a unique and exciting experience. Back by popular demand, the Seminar will return to the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, where it was held in 2002 and 2006. Only 15 minutes from Dulles Airport, this prime location is nestled right in the middle of beautiful hunt country and less than 30 minutes from historic Middleburg, Virginia. Kennel tours will be available – more than 8 packs of hounds are within an hour’s drive – but you must coordinate your own transportation. Take a tour of kennels on Saturday, attend a Hunt’s races or visit some of the great tack stores in the area. Come early and stay late, you’ll have a ball!
DO NOT SEND DISKS OR HARD COPIES. ONLY ELECTRONIC UPLOADS ARE ACCEPTED (sorry, folks. It's the 21st century).
Your photos MUST include caption information (who, what, where). In Flickr, place caption info in the caption screen. In the upload form, upload a text or WORD document with caption info. Please rename your photos with your last name and category Esterson/portrait.jpg. Please do not submit photos with camera-assigned names (img_01234.jpg).
Don't forget your name and email so we can contact you.
A single entry allowed in each of four categories:
>Action (galloping horses and hounds, jumping, etc..)
>Portrait (hounds, horses, people, combination thereof--more static than above category.)
>Landscape (hunts interacting with the natural world, with mountains, lakes, desert, etc.)
>Best photo taken by a Pony Clubber. Taken by a junior, but not necessarily OF a junior.
Two ways to enter (for JPGs only)
And now for the good part: Prizes!
Gift certificates to Dover Saddlery.
$200 Best in Show (best of all the photos)
$100 first prize (and possible inclusion in the MFHA Calendar)
$50 honorable mention (2 for each category).
Questions? Email the office: firstname.lastname@example.org