The National Wildlife Federation is announcing its 42nd annual photography contest, featuring a two-for-one contest entry. Now easier than ever to enter, participants submit their photos only once at www.nwf.org/PhotoContest and are entered into two contests simultaneously.
The first contest is reviewed by NWF’s panel of judges who will select the winners and honorable mentions based on five criteria. The second contest, back by popular demand, is the People’s Choice Award, where each photograph is displayed in the website gallery and open to sharing and voting.
“We are very excited to offer a space for the public to share their wildlife shots and the stories behind them,” said John Nuhn, Photo Director of National Wildlife magazine. “Nature photography is a great way to interact with the great outdoors while inspiring others to do the same. It is a great medium and activity for people of all ages and skill-levels.”
The contest offers photographers the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash as well as new iPods and iPads, get exposure, and support National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to protect wildlife. Select winners and honorable mentions will be published in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of National Wildlife magazine.
There are two entry levels: General, for photographers 18 years old and up, and Youth, for photographers who are 13-17 years old. (For young photographers 12 and under, they can enter our Ranger Rick® Photo Contest).
The contest has seven different categories
connecting people and nature
landscapes and plant life
and other wildlife
The contest opened on February 14, 2012 and will close on July 16, 2012. For the People’s Choice, the voting begins February 21, 2012, and closes on July 23, 2012. The final round of voting for the People’s Choice opens on July 24, 2012, and closes on August 6, 2012, with the winner announced on August 7, 2012.
NWF is committed to protecting wildlife for our children’s future. Our award-winning magazines, such as National Wildlife magazine, Big Backyard, and Ranger Rick, showcase nature photography and inspire Americans to connect with the great outdoors.
Visit NWF’s website for the full list of rules and to view past winners.