Request for Entries for Juried Photography Exhibition:
Sandy’s Wake-Up Call Dates
July 28 through September 12, 2014 – Photo submission
Email to:

October 6, 2014 – Juried selection of photos to be announced
November 1, 2014 – Delivery of framed prints to Bernardsville Library (10 am – 12 pm)
November 8, 2014 – Reception at Bernardsville Library (2-4 pm). Show on view November 2-30, 2014.
December 3-30 – Exhibition on view at NJ Audubon, Plainsboro; opening reception on December 3.
January 3-February 25, 2015 – Exhibition on view at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville; opening reception on January 3.

Mission Statement
The devastation Superstorm Sandy wreaked on the region was a wake-up call to everyone. Before the storm, we had virtually ignored imminent environmental problems. As heroic and committed as the response to Superstorm Sandy was, the problems will be with our region for a long time. Now, by keeping the memory of Sandy alive, we can have a positive impact on the future. Much has been done to recover and restore the region since Sandy, but much, much more must be done. The Green Team and Shade Tree Committee in Bernardsville are taking one step toward this goal with the organization of a photography exhibition entitled “Sandy’s Wake-Up Call.”

Eligible Photos
All photographic interpretations of Superstorm Sandy’s impact on our lives and environment now and into the future. Photos might illustrate “Before & After,” “Fury of the Storm,” “Recovery,” “Restoration,” “Irreplaceable Treasures,” “Planning for the Future,” “Actions Taken,” “Visionary Approaches,” and “Next: Preparing for the Unknown.” These are merely suggestions. Our goal is to find images that epitomize our hopes to preserve what makes our lives meaningful and productive.

Submissions must be made between July 28, 2014, and September 12, 2014 using this email address:

Image Upload Guidelines

72 dpi, JPEG 1024 pixels on longest side, color space sRGB, 3MB total.
The file name must include Last Name_First Name_Title_Number.
(Example: Smith_John_Fallen Trees_ 1_ July 2011. Add to metadata as well.)

There should be a separate list attached with the title of the exhibition: “Sandy’s Wake-Up Call,” name of the photographer, address, zip code, email address, date photo was taken, title or caption for each individual photo, and the suggested exhibit category. A maximum of six images may be submitted.

The fee has been reduced to $10.00 (non-refundable) for six images due upon submission.
Send a check for $10 payable to Bernardsville Public Library, attn: Superstorm.Photos.
Mail to: Bernardsvile Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.
Important: If the name on the check is different from the name under which your photographs were submitted by email, please make a note on the check so it can be matched to your photos.

On October 6, 2014, all photographers who have been juried into the exhibition(s) will be notified by email. Approximately 50 photos will be chosen for the Bernardsville Library exhibit in November 2014. From this group, approximately 30 photos will be selected for exhibition at NJ Audubon in Plainsboro in December 2014 and for Scherman Hoffman in Bernardsville in January 2015.

Exhibit Guidelines
Selected photos must be printed at a maximum size of 16 X 24 inches, and the outer frame no larger than 26 inches. Black or white mats and frames only, unless prior approval is obtained. All photos must be securely framed and wired or will automatically be disqualified. The Library and NJ Audubon reserve the right not to hang any submission that is framed insecurely.

Photographers must deliver all framed exhibit prints on Saturday, November 1 between 10 am and noon to: Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.

Opening Reception
During the opening reception on November 8, a short video will be shot to celebrate the event on YouTube. Still photos may also be taken in order to create a memento of the exhibition.

Best of Show, Community Choice, Youth Award (18 or under)

Exhibition Judges
Dwight Hiscano is a widely published and highly collected photographer who has been photographing the natural landscape for over 30 years. His colorful, highly detailed, limited edition prints are held in numerous collections both here and abroad, and his landscape images have been on display at the Smithsonian and the National Geographic sponsored International Mountain Summit. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, Photographic Magazine, and Nature Conservancy Magazine.  An avid outdoorsman, he is a former trustee for the Nature Conservancy in New Jersey and currently serves on the board of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition. He recently opened the Dwight Hiscano Gallery in Morristown, NJ.

Dave DesRochers is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association. 
He conducts photography workshops for The New Jersey Audubon Society and is the 2014 recipient of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs Citation. 
Viewing nature through the lens of a camera has enhanced his appreciation of the natural world and inspired him to become an advocate for our environment.

Philip Witt is a long-time volunteer at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary of New Jersey Audubon in Bernardsville, where he currently co-leads the photography workshop series. He is past president of the Camera Naturalist’s Photography Club, New Jersey’s premier nature photography club, and an active member of the Somerset County Camera Club. He regularly judges and gives instructional programs at local photography clubs. When not behind the lens, by profession he is a forensic psychologist.

Rebecca Witt is long-time volunteer at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary of New Jersey Audubon in Bernardsville where she helps conduct the photography workshops. She is an active member of the Camera Naturalist’s Photography Club, New Jersey’s premier nature photography club, and the Somerset County Camera Club, where her images have won many awards. Her background is in computer science, and she currently works for Ericsson.

Removal At End of Show at Bernardsville Library
Work not sold and not continuing in subsequent exhibition(s) must be picked up at Bernardsville Library on Sunday, November 30 from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Use Rights
Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Bernardsville Public Library and the NJ Audubon Society the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the exhibitions in keeping with the Mission Statement. Photographers grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation.

Photographs may be sold. All checks will be made payable to the photographer. The buyer will receive a receipt, which will be required at the end of the show to pick up the purchased photograph. It is customary for exhibitors to donate to Bernardsville Public Library at least 10% of the proceeds resulting from sales at the library, and 20% to the NJ Audubon Society if sold there.

Sold photographs must remain in the show until the show is over. Sales tax is the responsibility of the photographer. Anyone other than the photographer picking up or delivering a photo will be required to present a signed authorization and, at pick-up, the photographer’s receipt. Purchasers will be asked for personal identification.

Terms and Conditions
Photographers must agree to the terms and conditions for the exhibition.

Entries will be handled with all possible care. However, the Library, NJ Audubon and their volunteers will NOT be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.

For further information, please email