Annual Contest

2017 Deadline: January 23

Our Annual contest showcases the talents of our membership. The contest is open to all members, and a fee of $10 covers all entries for that year.

New in 2017:

  • We’ve added a “Young Outdoor Writers” category specifically designed for those 18 and under. Our goal is to encourage youth to write about their outdoor experiences and interests in wildlife and nature.
  • The photo category “08 Events” has been renamed to “08 Natural Phenomena” to more closely match its definition.
  • Also, you can now submit entries via dropbox.
Serenity © W. Horton

2016 Best of Show Photography “Serenity” © William Horton

Each year the bar is raised in competition with hundreds of new and exciting photos, videos, writings, and art produced by our many members.
A “slide” show of all entered images is presented at the beginning of the annual conference, with a presentation of the winners shown at the awards banquet.

Unlike the rest of the categories, the Angelo Sciulli Humorous Photo Challenge is judged by Virginia Staat, and Member’s Choice is judged at the conference by those members attending. For more information regarding the Humorous Photo Challenge entry guidelines, click here.


How to Enter the 2017 Contest

All entries – including Humorous – for the 2016 Annual Contest must be postmarked by 23rd January 2017.

Click for contest rules and/or entry form.