Share Your Best Sightings — Deadline is June 30, 2017

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 on September 16, 2017, at the annual Fall Festival.

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

  • Birds
  • Any other wildlife other than birds
  • Wildflowers, fungi, & other plants
  • Landscapes
  • Youth — any subject (must be age 16 or younger)

You may mail your entries or drop them off at the Visitor Center (details in the Rules and Entry Form). Remember, there is a maximum of five entries in total (all categories) per photographer.

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.

2017 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!