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Wildlife Photography Contest

Winners Announced at the Wild Earth Fest
Sunday, April 28, 2024 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Grab Your Camera & Get Outside

Photography is a fun hobby and wildlife makes a challenging subject. Learn more about nature by observing animals in their natural habitat as you strive to compose the perfect photograph.
Photographs will be judged in the following age groups:

  • Teens ages 13 – 17
  • Adults 18 & up
  • Seniors 55 & older

Photographs will be judged by local professional photographers. The judging will be based on originality, composition, technical excellence and artistic merit. The winning photographs will be made into a 2025 calendar.


  • The contest is open to amateur photographers only.
  • Anyone earning income from photography is not eligible.
  • Only images of wildlife species native to the United States will be judged. Images of exotic wildlife, pets or domestic animals will not be judged.
  • Zoo, game, farm and otherwise controlled animals must be described as “captive” in the entry from.
  • Digital manipulation of images is prohibited.
  • Entries must be unmounted prints measuring 8×10.
  • Individuals may enter a maximum of two images. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
  • Deadline for entries must be received at Trailside or postmarked by April 17, 2024.
  • By entering this contest, participants hold harmless Trailside Nature & Science Center, the County of Union and their respective employees, agents and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from participation in this contest.
  • All entries should be picked up by May 10, 2024.

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

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