2017 Grand Prize Winner:
American Wigeon by Nikunj Patel
The 15th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through Aug. 31, 2018. Winners will be featured in the department’s 2019 wall calendar and published in the winter 2019 edition of the magazine. Enter now—online or by mail—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.
Photographers may enter photos featuring Birds, Insects, Flora, Recreation, Scenic Landscapes, Weather & Wonder, and/or Wildlife. Judges will select first, second and third place winners by season. (See Prizes section for more details.)
There will also 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.
We remind all participants to be careful of their surroundings and always put safety first!
Please be mindful that the winning photos will appear in a standard size wall calendar and may need to be cropped or scaled.
*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. If you enter online, do not embed any nonessential personal data into your files.
Grand Prize Winner (Overall): $500; 2019 Maryland State Park Passport; five-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine; five copies of the 2019 calendar; image on the cover
Three First Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall, minus the Grand Prize Winner)
2019 Maryland State Park Passport; two-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine; five copies of the 2019 calendar
Four Second Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall)
One-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine; five copies of the 2019 calendar
Four Third Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall)
One copy of the 2019 calendar with winning photo published
Please direct any questions to Lauren Mitchell in the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearly 300 photographers submitted 1,500 photos last year. Read all about it and check out the winning images.
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