The National Wildlife Federation, Reston, Va., announces a new 2008 photography competition, the National Wildlife Photo Contest. Cash prizes totaling $18,000 plus camera equipment and other gifts will be awarded to the winners in three separate divisions: professional, amateur, and youth. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000. A portfolio of award-winning entries will be published in the 2008 December/January issue of National Wildlife magazine.
Entrants must pay a $15 entry fee, but will receive a 1-year membership in the National Wildlife Federation, including a subscription to National Wildlife magazine. Entrants can submit as many as 20 images in any combination of the following categories:
- Mammals: Portraits and Behavior; Birds: Portraits and Behavior
- Other Wildlife: Portraits and Behavior (includes underwater life, reptiles, amphibians, insects and more)
- Backyard Habitats: Wild Creatures, Native Plants, and Natural Settings in Your Yard
- Connecting People and Nature: People Enjoying the Outdoors
- Landscapes and Plant Life: Scenic Views and Native Plants in Wild Settings
The deadline for all submissions is July 1.