The Texas Chapter has over 20 active committees. Serving on a committee is a great way to be active in the Texas Chapter. With so many committees to choose from, you can be sure to find one that suits your interest.
The Operations Manual contains the rules governing the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society. The duties and responsibilities for all officers and committees of the Texas Chapter are contained within it. If you have suggestions for changes, please send them to the Vice President.
Chair: Devin Erxleben
Chair: Fernando Gutierrez
Chair: James Hall
Chair: Chip Ruthven
Chair: Cristy Burch
Chair: Bill Adams
Chair: Amanda Hackney
Chair: John Tomecek
Chair: Randy DeYoung
All contestants must be members of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. (If you have registered for the TCTWS Annual Meeting you are a member.)
Photographs should be a standard size (3” x 5” up to 11” x 14”), unmatted, and unframed; cardboard backing is permitted. Please note: Slides will not be accepted. Photography categories will be:
- wildlife – not including captive animals,
- plants and scenery,
- work related,
- wildlife conservation – captive animal photography of species of conservation concern, and
- remote camera – not including captive animals.
Contestants are requested to submit an electronic copy of photographs, if possible, to be used at the Awards Banquet. Electronic copies may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art may include original drawings, paintings, carvings, sculpture, poetry, etc. All entries compete in one category.
Photos and art will be submitted at the meeting. Contestants will be limited to 1 entry per photo category. Art submissions are limited to 5 entries per person. Videos can be submitted through Jan 31, 2017. Email committee chair with questions on submitting. To help defray the cost of awards, there will be an entry fee of $1.00 per item.
There will be a professional photographer to help judge and critique photos/portfolios that any members bring.
Winners will be announced during the Friday Evening Awards Banquet. Provided there are at least 5 entries: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded in each category. There will also be Best of Show and Judges Choice awards. If there are < 5 entries in a category, only 1st place will be awarded
Chair: Jesus Franco
Please send a nomination letter and 5 copies of the publication you are nominating to:
TCTWS Publication Awards Committee
Chair: Bill Johnson
Chair: Mary Pearl Meuth
An e-mailed pdf application (one document with application, transcripts, etc.) is preferred. Mail (USPS, FedEx, etc.) is accepted, but discouraged.
To apply for a scholarship, all students must submit a single pdf with their completed and signed application and transcript (please mark out or remove any personal information such as your social security number and birth date). Graduate students also need to include a letter of recommendation from their major professor/advisor and a short synopsis of their graduate research project (≤300 words).
Please email scholarship applications to: Christopher Farrell; e-mail: email@example.com; office: 903-881-8233.
Deadline for submission is December 15.
Chair: Christopher Farrell
Chair: Jena Moon
Poster dimensions for annual meeting should be no larger than 4ft wide x 3 ft tall.