PHOTO CONTEST

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Peace River Audubon Photo Contest

Amateur photographers of any age are invited to participate.  Photos of birds, natural scenery or fauna may be submitted between November 1, 2022 and December 10, 2022 (please consider the appropriateness to Audubon’s mission). This is your chance to show off your Florida photography. Anyone is welcome to enter, including kids! Always be respectful to wildlife when photographing (see rules for more information).

Entry Fee and Award

  • Overall Best Prize will be $200.  The top bird, scenery and wildlife prize will each be awarded $100.
  • A $25.00 per person entry fee covers four photos and a one year membership to Peace River Audubon Society. Click here to enter.
  • PRAS members who have renewed for 2022-23 may enter the contest for a $5 fee to submit a maximum of 4 photos. Click here to enter.
  • All photos will become property of PRAS and may be used in membership communications with appropriate credit to the photographer noted.
  • Judging will be anonymous via coded entries based on Originality, Sharpness and Composition.

Please follow Audubon’s Photography Ethical Guidelines (for more information see the submission form).

Photo Contest Rules

Thank you so much for your interest in participating. Please note that when submitting a photo to the contest, you are allowing Peace River Audubon Society the right to use this photo in future social media posts – credit to the photographer will always be given!

Please note the following rules to enter:

  1. You may submit up to 4 photos
  2. Photos must be taken at any location in Florida.
  3. You can upload your photos when you register (via the form below) or by email to praspresident@gmail.com.  Please include your name as well as your email address; but, do not put anything identifying yourself on the photo or in the file name).
  4. Each image must be in .jpg format with a maximum file size of 6 MB per image
  5. Please submit without framing – No green screen or technical enhancements except cropping.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Here are some easy to remember tips:

  • Learn the rules of your area and always respect posted signs.
  • Give wildlife space, approach at an angle. If a bird looks agitated, take a few large steps back and use a zoom lens. Silence and patience are rewarding.
  • Prepare for the environment you will be working in. Talk to rangers or staff, read books on local species you might see before you head out.
  • Stay on trails and in marked areas.
  • Be a role model to other photographers and if necessary, report bad behavior to wildlife authorities.

Florida Photography Ethics
https://fl.audubon.org/birds/wildlife-photography-ethics

National Audubon’s Photography Guidelines
https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography

Shorebird Photography Guidelines
https://fl.audubon.org/sites/default/files/uc-shorebird8_2013ada_photographybrochure.pdf