2018 Grand Prize Winner: Little Blue Heron Ready to Pounce by Kevin Moore
The 16th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through Aug. 30, 2019. All winners will be featured in the department’s 2020 wall calendar and published in the winter 2020 edition of the magazine. New this year, all entries must be submitted online. No hard copies of photographs will be accepted. Enter now for your chance to win cash, state parks passports and other terrific prizes!
Winners will be notified in September before the announcement is made on our website, newsroom and social media outlets.
Here are the guidelines we suggest you follow when selecting a subject matter: Birds, Insects, Flora, Recreation, Scenic Landscapes, Weather & Wonder, and Wildlife. Photos that highlight native species (plants, animals, insects) will be given preference in selection. First, second and third place winners will be selected by Season. (See Prizes section for more details.)
In addition to the winners chosen by the department there will be a “Fan Favorite” selected by popular vote on Facebook. The photo with the most “likes” will also be printed in the calendar and magazine.
*Per our terms, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may post photos online—including the department’s website and social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Pinterest—after the contest. Do not embed any nonessential personal data into your files.
Grand Prize Winner (Overall)
$500; 2020 Maryland State Park Passport; five-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine; five copies of the 2020 calendar; image on the cover
Three First Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall, minus the Grand Prize Winner)
2020 Maryland State Park Passport; two-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine; five copies of the 2020 calendar
Four Second Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall)
One-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine; five copies of the 2020 calendar
Four Third Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall)
One copy of the 2020 calendar with winning photo published
Please direct any questions to Annalise Kenney in the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 800 photographers submitted 4,300 photos last year. Read all about it and check out the winning images.
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