Enter the 44th Annual National Wildlife® Photo Contest and you could see your photo featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife® magazine, right next to pictures from the world’s top nature photographers.
Plus, you’ll have a shot at the Grand Prize – a trip for two to see and photograph polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, as well as $6,000 in prizes.
Eight 1st Place winners will receive $500 each and eight 2nd Place winners will receive $250 each. See the official contest rules for more details. View the complete Contest Rules
Your $20 entry fee gives you:
- The opportunity to enter 10 photographs in the competition.
- The chance to enter your photos for consideration for the People’s Choice Award, a separate competition voted on by registered visitors to the National Wildlife®Photo Contest website.
- And remember, winners get their photos published in National Wildlife® magazine and on our website, where they will be seen by millions.
Best of all, your $20 entry fee will support National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to protect wildlife and wild places across the country, including projects like restoring bison to tribal lands, saving the waters endangered orcas depend on from pollution and preserving wild public lands for future generations.
You can enter photos in seven different categories or our Youth Division:
Youth Division: Photographers ages 13 - 17. When registering online, Youth level entrants must read and accept Youth Agreement and have their parent or legal guardian also agree by checking the appropriate boxes on the Youth Agreement page.
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How the Registration and Entry Process Works: In order to enter the contest or vote in the People’s Choice competition, you must register for the contest first. Here’s a quick step-by-step breakdown:
Step 1: Create an account. It takes only moments and will allow you to upload images (up to 10 per set) and to vote in the People’s Choice Contest. You can also login using your Facebook account! If you were part of the contest in a previous year, your old login will still be valid, so you do not have to create a new account for this year.
Step 2: Activate your account. Those of you creating new accounts will receive an email with a link to activate your account. Once you click on the link, you’ll be able to start uploading photos and/or voting for images immediately.
Step 3: Pay the $20 entry fee. Your photos are not officially entered into either the National Wildlife® Photo Contest or the People’s Choice Contest until you’ve paid the $20 entry fee. The fee supports National Wildlife Federation’s conservation efforts.
Contest opens: April 1, 2014
People’s Choice voting opens: April 7, 2014
Last Day to Enter: July 20, 2014