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Garden for Wildlife's 2020 Photo Contest

Students are invited to participate in National Wildlife Federation’s annual Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest. This is an opportunity to use photography to showcase how a habitat garden at home or school is working for wildlife. 

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Age Range

Age on date of entry, 13-17.

Photo Categories

Student photographers may only submit photos in the Young Habitat Photographers category.

Important Dates

August 7, 2020: Contest Opens

October 18, 2020: Contest Closes

Winners will be notified by email.

Fee Waiver for Students

When entering photographs to the Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest, entrant will be directed to a payment page. Students from registered Eco-Schools should enter the code ECOSCHOOLSUSA to bypass entry payment. In addition, students under the age of 18 will be required to complete the form Parental Release Youth 13 and Older. Upon submission of a photo, the signed parental release must be sent via email to gardenforwildlife@nwf.org. If a teacher is submitting photos on behalf of a student, the teacher will also be required to obtain parental permission and email the signed form as outlined above.  

Prizes

One grand prize, one runner-up prize, five category prizes, and five category runner-up prizes will be awarded as listed below. The Youth Category prize will be paid to consenting parent or guardian on the entrant’s behalf. All amounts are in U.S. dollars. National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will also award honorable mentions from the finalists as judges deem appropriate. Prizes are made possible by the entry fee; no NWF funds are used for these prizes. All winners and honorable mentions will appear on NWF’s website at www.nwf.org/garden, we will also publish a selection of winners and honorable mentions from any category in the April-May 2020 Garden for Wildlife issue of National Wildlife® magazine, in print and online. Editors will send two copies of that issue to the entrants whose photos are published. The winners will be notified by email.

  • Grand Prize: One winner. Cash Prize of $1000
  • Runner-Up: One winner. Cash Prize of $500 
  • Category Winners: One for each category (five total). Each will receive: a bird feeder, a copy of Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, and a $100 gift certificate to Botanical Interests, Inc. Total estimated value of $165.00.
  • Category Runner-Up Winners. One for each category (five total); Each will receive a $40 gift certificate to Botanical Interests, Inc.
  • Honorable Mentions: Each will receive a $20 gift certificate to Botanical Interests, Inc.  

Resources


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