Wildlife in North Carolina magazine is the official educational publication of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in North Carolina, USA.
- “The magazine is dedicated to the sound conservation of North Carolina’s wildlife and other interrelated natural resources and also to the environment that we share with them.”
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Mission Statement
“To conserve North Carolina’s wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters; other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.”
The magazine recently announced the Wildlife in North Carolina 2014 Photo Competition.
- Photographers in the two youth categories (13–17 years old and 12 and under) may enter FREE of charge.
- However, adult photo competition entrants must be subscribers to Wildlife in North Carolina.
Photos will be judged in the following 10 categories:
- Reptiles and Amphibians
- Wild Landscapes: The peaks, valleys, plains and beaches of North Carolina.
- Wild Plants and Fungi: Wild-growing plants only, including their ﬂowers, leaves, fruits and other parts. Absolutely no cultivated plants will be accepted.
- Outdoor Recreation: Show how people interact with North Carolina’s natural world through activities that are inextricably linked to nature, such as hunting, ﬁshing, hiking, rock climbing or canoeing.
- Animal Behavior: Anything animals do, from everyday activities to interactions with other animals to unusual behavior.
- Youth Photographer, 13–17: Any of the above subjects, shot by photographers under 18.
- Youth Photographer, 12 and under: Any of the above subjects, shot by children 12 and younger.
Photographs must have been taken in North Carolina no earlier than Sept. 1, 2009.
- Entries must be uploaded by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
- Entrants may verify receipt of entries by clicking here to view a text list of all entries.
Entrants may submit a maximum of two (2) photos per category.
- An image may be entered in only one category.
- For instance, if a photo of a preening wood duck might ﬁt in Birds or Animal Behavior, you must choose the one category in which you want the image to compete.
Winners will receive the following prizes:
- All winners will be published in the January– February 2015 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine.
- All winners will be exhibited at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
- All winners will be exhibited at other science museums and wildlife education centers across the state in 2015.
- Winners will also receive a print of their winning entry from JW Photo Labs.
- Grand prize: Your photo published on the cover of the January–February 2015 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine, plus $200.
- First place, all categories: $100.
- Second place, all categories: $75.
- Third place, all categories: $50.
“…Entrants agree that if their submission is selected as a winner, they grant all sponsors the right to display their photograph(s) at venues including but not limited to the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Exhibition of entries will include photographer credit.
Entrants will be asked on the online entry form if their photo was taken in a North Carolina state park. All such entries will be provided to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation for possible usage in public information/promotional materials, park displays or agency press releases to various media outlets. Any such usage will include the necessary photographer credit.
Winners will be required to provide original source material—slides, high-resolution digital ﬁles or negatives—for reproduction in the magazine and for exhibition prints…”
Please click here for more Competition Rules.
WILDLIFE IN NORTH CAROLINA MAGAZINE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE TENTH ANNUAL INSTALLMENT OF OUR POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL PHOTO COMPETITION.
Last year, more than 1,200 images were entered. This year, your winning photo could be published on the cover of this magazine. Adult photo competition entrants must be subscribers to Wildlife in North Carolina. Photographers in the two youth categories (13–17 years old and 12 and under) may enter free of charge.
The cost of the prizes and the prints sent to winners has necessitated that the magazine join the ranks of many other photo contests and charge an entry fee.
The Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition aims to encourage people to participate in nature photography, thereby fostering greater understanding and appreciation of North Carolina’s wildlife and wild places. Winning photographs will be published in the January–February 2015 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina. Thanks to our exhibition sponsor, JW Photo Labs of Raleigh, the winners will also be exhibited at the Museum of Natural Sciences and at other science museums and wildlife education centers across the state in 2015.
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, our founding partner, is a fantastic place to learn about North Carolina’s wildlife and wild places through its exhibits and classes. North Carolina’s outstanding state parks are ideal places to photograph wild animals and wild landscapes. Thanks to partner UNC-TV, you don’t have to leave home to become educated about our state’s wonderful natural resources—just turn on North Carolina Public Television’s programming.
Visit ncwildlife.org/contest, the museum, or any of the seven statewide locations of our corporate sponsor, Great Outdoor Provision Co., for more information about the competition. Then get outside and show us your best nature photography.