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. 

CategoriesEntrants 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)

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.

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 2019 issue of Wyoming Wildlife. The entries also will appear in a gallery at and via social media. 

PrizesJudges 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.

Every winner gets five copies of the magazine photo issue

Calendar: Some entries may be selected (at the sole discretion of judges) to appear in the annual Wyoming Wildlife November calendar issue. Photographers will receive $100 for each entry selected to appear in the calendar issue. 

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.

To qualify: Upload your entries through our new digital submission site. Photos must be in jpeg or TIFF format and at least 5100 pixels in their longest dimension (this is the equivalent of 17 inches at 300 resolution on the longest side). Entries that do not meet those requirements will show a warning during the entry process. 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.



Entries must be uploaded before midnight on Nov. 19, 2018 on this site.

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