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Deadline: July 20, 2014
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $20 for each set of ten (10) photos

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest

44th Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest

44th Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest Enter the 44th Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest and you could see your photo featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife® magazine, along with pictures from the world’s top nature photographers. Plus you could win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to photograph polar bears, cash prizes and more

The National Wildlife Photo Contest (NWPC) is two contests in one, though you need to enter only once:

All entered photos are viewed by the National Wildlife judges, and winners receive the recognition and prizes listed.

All entered photos are also eligible for the People’s Choice Award if entrants allow their photos to be seen and voted on by the public.


General: Open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age.

Youth: Young photographers ages 13 to 17. Youth division entrants must read and accept the Youth Agreement and have their parent or legal guardian also agree by checking the appropriate boxes on the Youth Agreement page.

CATEGORIES: Photographers must enter each image in one of the following categories. The same photo cannot be entered in more than one category. If you wish to move a photo to another category after you have uploaded, simply change that photo’s category on the upload page prior to the contest deadline. Judges reserve the right to switch images to other categories.

1. Baby Animals: Portraits and Behavior of Young Animals of Any Species

2. Backyard Habitats: Wild Creatures, Native Plants and Natural Settings in Your Yard

3. Birds: Portraits and Behavior

4. Connecting People and Nature: People Enjoying the Outdoors

5. Landscapes and Plant Life: Scenic Views and Native Plants in Wild Settings

6. Mammals: Portraits and Behavior

7. Other Wildlife: Portraits and Behavior (includes underwater life, reptiles, amphibians, insects, spiders and more)

All photos must have complete information attached, including their subjects, locations, stories behind the photos, digital adjustments and camera equipment. The judges use this information to help them select the winners.
Each photo must be entered into the desired category. Photographers may enter all images in a single category or select different categories for different photos. Photos may be color or black and white. You do not need to upload all photos at once.


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Grand Prize: A 3-day, 2-night stay for two (2) people at the Tundra Buggy Lodge in Churchill, Manitoba, to see and photograph polar bears, plus maximum of $1,000 reimbursement for travel costs (Approximate retail value: $8,800)

First Place: one for each category plus one in Youth Division Winners: Cash Prize of $500

Second Place: one for each category plus one in Youth Division Winners: Cash Prize of $250

Honorable Mentions: NWF 2014 calendar ELIGIBILITY: Open to All / 13+

jpg, gif or png files, at least 10 x 15 inches at 72 pixels per inch with a file size of no less than 390 kilobytes. Maximum file size of 20 megabytes per image. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photographs they enter USAGE RIGHTS: Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entered photographs—and your name, occupation, city, state, country of residence and Entry Information —to be published as Winners or Honorable Mentions in National Wildlife magazine and on the NWF website, and you grant to NWF and its licensees the perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry (along with a name credit) in connection with the NWPC and promotion for the NWPC, in any media now or hereafter known. Entrants also agree to the use of their entered photos in the National Wildlife magazine’s online Photo of the Week and Caption Contest features.

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