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Showcase Your Wild Side with the 1st Annual Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest

Reston, VA – Calling all photographers! The National Wildlife Federation invites all outdoors lovers to submit their photos that best illustrate the positive impact gardening has on wildlife with the inaugural Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest. And early fall is the perfect time to capture wildlife gardens and their animal visitors! September 10 through October 12, 2018, all are welcome to participate in a new visual community by uploading and submitting photos to the following four contest categories:

  • People in the Wildlife Garden
  • Close-Up Native Plants and their Wildlife Visitors
  • Wildlife Observed where People Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Worship
  • Wildlife Garden Habitat Features and Landscapes

In early 2019, a Grand Prize winner will be announced to receive a $1,000 cash prize and be featured in the spring edition of National Wildlife magazine. The runner-up to the Grand Prize recipient will also be featured and win a $500 cash prize. Winners from each category will receive a premium bird feeder and a copy of Wildlife Gardening: Tips for Four Seasons. Additionally, an honorable mention winner will be chosen per state. All winners will receive gift certificates for Botanical Interests, Inc., a supplier of non-GMO, organic seeds.

For more information about the contest and for photography tips, visit the Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest. Happy snapping!

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Celebrating 45 years, Garden for Wildlife has grown to encompass more than 2.5 million acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat® backyards, gardens, fields, and community spaces across the United States that support and protect the future of wildlife, including birds, bees, butterflies, and other amazing animals.

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