Photo Submission to Bugle Magazine
Thank you for your interest in submitting photos to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Bugle magazine. The RMEF is a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of elk and other wildlife by conserving, restoring and enhancing natural habitats. Bugle is the flagship publication for the RMEF and is renowned for its outstanding wildlife photography.
Photography "Wish List"
NOTE: We would like to remind our photographers to be respectful when photographing wildlife. Photograph from a distance and use a telephoto lens to get close views. If animals notice you, appear nervous or cease feeding or resting, you are too close. Please, do not bait, touch or intentionally disturb wildlife in order to get a more dramatic picture. Use patience in your photography endeavors and be courteous toward other people and animals. If you pass up a good photo opportunity to avoid harassment, you are on the right path to helping foster ethical behavior and respect for wildlife. Only photographs of wild, non-captive animals will be considered unless directly related to an article.
BUGLE Magazine Submissions Guidelines
All photographers making submissions to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its publication, BUGLE, must comply with the terms listed in the following guidelines. These terms supersede any terms submitted or offered by the contributor at the time of submission.
All submissions, unless approved otherwise, are sent at the expense of the contributor. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will, in its sole discretion, determine whether to compensate for the replacement cost of damaged or lost slides, and does not agree to any contracts, delivery notices or statements of value included in a submission. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation does not return digital submissions (unless requested), nor does it hold any liability to replace discarded or lost CDs, digital files or any prints from these digital files that may accompany a submission.
We are only accepting slides on a case-by-case basis. Please contact photo editor for more information. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is not responsible for submissions not received or submissions damaged while in transit to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
When submitting digital images, please send as low resolution JPGs for initial viewing. If your image(s) is/are chosen we will then request the high resolution version. Emails no larger than 10MB, CD/DVD, digital lightboxes, Dropbox, etc., or via our FTP site are all acceptable ways to submit. If sending a CD/DVD, a contact sheet of thumbnail prints is much appreciated. Please make sure all digital files include Metadata, including credits and keywords.
If interested in submitting photos via the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s FTP site, please follow the instructions below. Please inform photo editor before uploading so a folder can be created for you.
Please email email@example.com for details
Payment information and Publishing Rights
Photo payments are as follows:
Cover: $600 (this will stay the same)
Larger than a full page: $250
Full page: $200
Half page: $150
Third page or less: $100
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation agrees to one-time North American rights for each image selected for publication. Exceptions include: limited web use, as seen below, and reproduction of BUGLE covers to use in promotional materials. Images will be also kept in our Professional Digital Image Library so that we may revisit them for future usage. If you do not wish for us to keep your images on file past the submission dates, please notify the photo editor.
A select number of Bugle articles are featured on our website www.rmef.org. Articles are placed on the website as low resolution versions of the original article. We will not seek separate permission nor pay additional compensation for this electronic use.