Enter Wyoming Wildlife's Photo Contest

Wyoming Wildlife Photo Contest


Eligibility: Photos must have been taken in Wyoming. Photos may not have been previously submitted to (or taken on assignment for) Wyoming Wildlife. Employees of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission members and their immediate families are ineligible. Photos must have been taken by the person submitting the entries and may not infringe on the copyright of others.

Categories: Entrants must choose a category for each photo, but judges may recategorize entries.
• Wildlife (wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods and insects)
• Scenic (in which landmarks, scenery or inanimate objects are prominent)
• Recreation (people enjoying the outdoors through hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, skiing or other outdoor activities)  
• Flora (wildflowers, foliage, fruiting bodies or other parts of plants)

Ethical photography: At Wyoming Wildlife magazine, we encourage everyone to practice ethical photography. That means keeping your distance and respecting the animal and their habitat.

Articles: Judges may request, at their discretion, a selection of photographers to write short articles to accompany photos selected for publication. Such requests do not guarantee a photo has received any particular prize.

Winners: Winning entries will be announced in the February 2020 issue of Wyoming Wildlife. The entries also will appear in a gallery at and via social media. 

Prizes: Judges reserve the right to decide whether a category merits any or all awards.

• Grand prize: $600 check for best overall photo plus $350 voucher for print on metal, acrylic, gallery mount, etc. from Artizen Photo Printing of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

• First place: $300 check, plus a 20”x30” print from Artizen Photo Printing for winners in each category.

• Second place: $200 check, plus a 16”x24” print from Artizen Photo Printing for winners in each category.

• Third place: $100 check, plus a 12”x18” print from Artizen Photo Printing for winners in each category.

• Honorable mention selections receive two copies of the magazine photo issue.

• Every winner gets five copies of the magazine photo issue

To qualify: Upload your entries through our new digital submission site. Entrants may submit no more than 10 entries total across the four categories.

Watermarks: When submitting your entries, please leave out watermarks as photographs chosen for winning entries must have their watermarks removed before printing.

Promotions: Wyoming Wildlife and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reserve the right to use photos submitted during this contest for future promotional and marketing materials related to future photo contests.


Entries must be uploaded before midnight on Nov. 25, 2019 on the photo contest website.

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All submissions are through this portal: Contest entries can only be submitted online through this website. Do not send electronic copies to the Game and Fish Department.

Printing prizes sponsored by Cheyenne business:
Artizen Photo printing
Contestants are responsible for taxes and any shipping/handling of prints as specified by Artizen Photo Printing.
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