Like taking pictures? Outdoor Alabama wants to see what you got

Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Winner
Photo provided by Outdoor Alabama | Elijah Lamb took first place in the Wildlife Category of the 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest with this image of a bobcat in the Tuskegee National Forest.

Get your cameras ready: The 2023 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest begins accepting entries Tuesday, Aug. 2

This year’s contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Alabama Tourism Department.

The 2023 contest is focusing on traditional photography techniques and handheld cameras. Cellphones, smartphones, game cameras and drone photos will not be allowed in any category outside the Young Photographers category.

The contest is open to Alabama residents and visitors, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama in the past two years. Any amateur photographer not employed by ADCNR is encouraged to enter.

A total of eight photos per person may be entered in the following categories. You may enter all eight in one category or among several categories.

2023 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Categories

  • Alabama State Parks
  • Birds
  • Bugs and Butterflies
  • Cold-blooded Critters
  • Nature-Based Recreation
  • Scenic
  • Shoots and Roots
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Wildlife
  • Young Photographers (ages 17 and under)

First, second, third and one honorable mention will be awarded in each category. Winning images will be featured online and in a traveling exhibit at venues across the state in 2023.

Art teachers are encouraged to incorporate participation in the Young Photographers category into their art instruction this fall.

For complete 2023 category descriptions and contest rules, click here.

The entry deadline is Oct. 31.

Categories: Alabama News