#TRRShareYourShot 2023: The Beauty of Nature
Welcome Back to our Annual Photography Contest fundraiser: #TRRShareYourShot!
It is time for our 3rd Annual #TRRShareYourShot photography contest! We are excited to bring together photographers and philanthropy to help us accomplish accessibility at our sanctuary!
In the past, this photography fundraiser has raised funds for two brand-new aviary enclosures at our Release Site, a new gate at HQ to improve security, over 70 enclosure locks, and resting benches in our sanctuary!
This year we are focusing on accessibility! At Toucan Rescue Ranch, we want to provide a space where all our visitors can enjoy learning about wildlife! This is why we are raising money to make the sanctuary more accessible by building a wheelchair-accessible pathway and educational signs for each species with interactive information, such as scannable QR codes with the animals’ sounds.
One of our mission's most critical aspects is educating people and growing awareness about wildlife conservation and the different problems animals encounter daily. The best way to do it is by providing educational walks at our sanctuary when people visit. During our tours, we emphasize to guests learning about Costa Rica species, the issues they face, reasons for wildlife coming into our care, and how the public can take action to protect nature.
We want to be accessible to all. This is why we are implementing a leveled and sustainable pathway in our sanctuary to be more accommodating to wheelchairs, strollers and all of our guests!
It is our goal to continue to enhance and grow our education program! This is why we are hiring a professional graphic designer to create interactive educational species signs for each of our enclosures in our sanctuary!
More About this Campaign
One of our mission’s most critical aspects is educating people and growing awareness about wildlife conservation and the daily problems animals encounter. The best way to do it is by providing educational walks at our sanctuary when people visit. During our tours, we emphasize to guests learning about Costa Rica species, the issues they face, reasons for wildlife coming into our care, and how the public can take action to protect nature.
With the help of informational species signs at every enclosure, we can provide a better visual explanation of the animals living in the sanctuary. With accessibility at heart, every sign will have a QR code with the animal’s sound and information to add a visual component.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN #TRRShareYourShot
PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS END: April 12th, 2023
VOTING/DONATING: Starts April 3rd, ends April 29th, 2023
- You may only submit ONE (1) photo.
- The submission period ENDS on April 12th. 11:59pm Costa Rica Time
- The photo must be related to wildlife and follow this year’s theme: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE.
- There will be a 17 under YOUTH Category and an 18 and over ADULT category. Each category will be eligible to win the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes equalling six (6) finalists!
- If you are under 18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian to submit your photo.
- Only photos submitted through this submission form will be considered for this contest.
- 🚫 ONLY ETHICAL WILDLIFE PHOTOS THAT PRACTICE RESPECTFUL HUMAN-WILDLIFE INTERACTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- Only photos under the established rules will be accepted.
📸 If you have any questions, email us to [email protected]
*No selfies or wildlife pets. Animals must be in a natural or sanctuary environment
Be on the lookout for your submission, as we will post all accepted entries on our Instagram & Facebook pages!
HOW TO VOTE/DONATE
$1 Donation = 1 vote toward your favorite photo(s)
CHECK OUT WHO IS WINNING ON OUR PUBLIC RANKING SPREADSHEET! STEP 1: Click the green DONATE button STEP 2: Enter the donation amount. $1 = 1 VOTE STEP 3: Type the TITLE of the photo and the NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER STEP 4: Enter payment info and complete it – it’s that easy!
Remember, you can view the UPDATES section for all of the photography submissions (at the top of the page), and if you want to check out who is winning, be sure to see our rankings spreadsheet, CLICK RIGHT HERE!
If there are any questions left, send us an e-mail at [email protected]!
Winners will be announced on April 29, 2023. TRR will contact the winners by email to notify you and gather information for your prize! Contact [email protected] or post in the comments below for any questions or concerns!
TRR will regularly keep track of points and post them in the Mighty Cause UPDATE feature.
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