Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge 9th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

NOTE: This year, you may either download our paper entry form (Photo_Contest_2018-2019) and use it to submit photos by mail, OR you may upload photos to us by using our online entry form below.

Cash Awards for Contest Winners:
1st place: $30; 2nd place: $20; 3rd place: $15; Honorable Mention: $10

Photos must be taken on the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basom, New York, between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019

Photographers may enter only one (1) photo per category

  • Refuge Wildlife – mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles, etc. Refuge
  • Habitat/Scenery – depicts a view or views of natural features of a landscape, or an area or environment in which an animal or plant normally lives.
  • Young Nature Photographer – young photographers aged 14 years old and younger. Photo subject should be wildlife or habitat from Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.

NOTEPhotographers over 14 yrs. of age may enter two (2) photos/ Wildlife and Habitat. Photographers 14 yrs. and under may enter three (3) photos/ Young Nature Photographer, Wildlife, and Habitat. 

Official Contest Rules (photos may be disqualified if ANY of these rules is not followed) 

  1. Photographers must be non-professional
  2. All entries must be taken in public areas or during events at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. 
  3. Photographs must be in digital format. Please submit .jpeg/ .jpg images using the upload button in the form below.; the digital images will be judged as submitted. Both black & white and color photos are eligible. All digital entries should be accompanied by the signed contest entry form below. 
  4. Filenames must be constructed as follows:  Division_Photographer.jpg
    Where: Division (Wildlife, Habitat  or Youth) Photographer (your full name.)
    Example: Wildlife_JosephSmith.jpg
  5. All entries must be received by midnight August 31, 2019.
  6. When you include your signature on this form, you assign reproduction rights to the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Iroquois NWR for the purpose of promoting and supporting the refuge. YOU will always maintain your copyright.

The photos and prizes will be awarded at the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Annual Meeting on November 2,2019

Reproduction Rights and Liabilities

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge reserves the right to use all entries for the purpose of promoting and supporting the national wildlife refuge without compensation to the photographer; however, the copyright will remain with the photographer. Credit and notification will be given to the photographer when possible. A signature on the registration form constitutes acceptance of these terms. All entries become the property of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. Photographs taken at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge may not be commercially used without the refuge’s written consent. While extreme care will be taken in handling all entries, the refuge cannot be responsible for any damage to photographs.

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