Photographers Focus on the 2010 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer with an eye for Alabama’s diverse natural heritage? If so, you are encouraged to submit your images to Outdoor Alabama magazine’s 2010 Photo Contest. The annual contest is open to any amateur photographer except employees of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) or members of their immediate family. An amateur is defined as someone who does not earn a living from photography.
All photos must have been taken in Alabama within the past two years and must be of species native to the state. Previously published images are not eligible. Winning entries will be published in the February 2010 issue of the magazine and be featured in a touring photo exhibition.
In addition to having their winning entries printed in Outdoor Alabama, prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category. Certificates will be awarded to first, second and third place winners and one honorable mention in each category.
Submissions will be accepted for the following categories: Student snapshots, state parks, nature-based activities, scenic/pictorial, wild flora, birds, mammals, reptiles/amphibians, and other native wildlife. The student snapshot category is divided into two age groups, 6-12 and 13-18.
All photos must be high quality digital images submitted on a CD-ROM accompanied by an 8x10 print of each photo. Photographers may enter up to 10 photos. Entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2009. Entries postmarked after this date will be held for the 2011 contest. For a complete list of contest rules call 800-262-3151, or visit the ADCNR Web site,
By submitting an entry, photographers grant permission to the ADCNR to use photographs in publications or on its Web site. However, the photographer also retains the right to use the photo. No photos will be returned.
Winning photos from the 2009 contest can be viewed by clicking here.
Outdoor Alabama magazine is published by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.