Game and Fish Photo Competition is now open


Darrian Mechling
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CHEYENNE, WYOMING (September 29, 2020) — According to the Wyoming Fish and Game Department, one of the most popular outdoor photography competitions in the West is now open. Submissions for the 2020 Wyoming Wildlife magazine annual photo contest are being accepted online until midnight Nov. 23. Winning entries will be published in the February 2021 photo issue of Wyoming Wildlife.


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“Photographers from around the world have the opportunity to showcase the unique and awe-inspiring shots they’ve taken in Wyoming,” said Tracie Binkerd, magazine editor. “Anyone can enter their images taken in the Cowboy State that fits our requirements for a chance at being published in the annual photo issue.”

In addition to a magazine feature, the grand-prize winner for the best overall photo will receive $600 and a $350 voucher for a print of their shot on metal, gallery mount or other canvas at Artizen Photo Printing. Prizes are also offered for first, second and third places in each of the four photo categories. Honorable mentions will also be recognized.

Contestants can submit up to 10 photographs; the maximum size for each is 9 MB. Each must represent one of the following categories:

  • Wildlife – wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects
  • Scenic – landmarks, scenery, or inanimate objects are prominent
  • Recreation – people enjoying the outdoors through hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, skiing, or other outdoor activities
  • Flora – wildflowers, foliage, fruiting bodies or other parts of plants


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Submissions are accepted online only. Photos must have been taken in Wyoming and cannot have been previously submitted to or taken on assignment for Wyoming Wildlife. Employees of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioners, and their immediate families are ineligible. Photographers are encouraged to practice ethical photography, keeping an appropriate distance and respecting animals and their habitats.

For more information, complete submission guidelines and prizes, visit the photo contest web page. For questions, contact Patrick Owen at (307) 777-4547 or [email protected]

About Wyoming Wildlife Magazine
Wyoming Wildlife is published 12 times a year for anglers, hunters, and wildlife enthusiasts. Its pages are full of the wild things and wild places that make Wyoming incomparable. Wyoming Wildlife is available online through the Game and Fish Store or by subscription for $14.95 for 12 issues. To subscribe call  (800) 710-8345 or visit the website.

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

– WGFD –

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