2016 Refuge Photo Contest Has Begun!

Share Your Best Sightings — Deadline is June 30, 2016

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is home to a wide range of wildlife and diverse habitats providing an abundance of great photo opportunities throughout the seasons. Share your best sightings by entering the Refuge Photo Contest, sponsored by Friends of Great Swamp NWR. Winners will be announced at the September 2016 Fall Festival.

All amateur photographers are invited to submit digital photos taken within the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. There are six categories:

  • Birds
  • Any other wildlife other than birds
  • Wildflowers, fungi, & other plants
  • Landscapes
  • Special 2016 category: butterflies & other pollinators
  • Youth – any subject (must be age 16 or younger)
What are you waiting for? Grab your camera and head out to Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Every visit has the potential for that winning photo.

2016 Photo Contest Announced (pdf)
Download rules and entry form (pdf)

Wildlife photographer and photo contest judge Jim Gilbert has developed some valuable tips for photographers based on his years of experience in the field. An added bonus is this link to some of his photos from the Refuge for inspiration!