Open Contest – Wildlife Photo Contest | BackYard Chickens

Open Contest – Wildlife Photo Contest | BackYard Chickens

• Similar thread by @mdees88: Wildlife Photography

Natural beauty can be brought to life with photography by highlighting its splendor and wonder. By entering this contest, you will be challenged to practice your wildlife photography skills and capture the beautiful scenes of nature around you. Take part in the fun by submitting your most amazing natural wildlife pictures and stand a chance to win an awesome prize. 🏆

If entries warrant, we will split the contest into several categories – mammals, birds, bugs, and other (reptiles, amphibians, fish, etc.), with prizes for each category.

It’s easy to enter, just reply to this thread with pictures of wild mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, etc.!

Prizes – TBD

To increase your chances of winning, please read the rules before entering.

  1. Four entries per member. One entry per post, please.
  2. An entry is one photo of a wild bird(s), insect(s), reptile(s), mammal(s), amphibian(s), etc. NO DOMESTIC POULTRY OR DOMESTIC WATERFOWL.
  3. Images that have been resized might be disqualified if they are too small to judge.
  4. No screenshots, watermarks, date stamps, text, etc., on the photo. No collages.
  5. No AI generated images. (added 2024-05-27)
  6. The photo needs to have been taken by you.
  7. You cannot use a photo that won an award in another BYC-sponsored contest.
  8. High-quality images are recommended. Basic editing, such as cropping and other subtle changes, are allowed.
  9. ALL photos MUST be uploaded to BYC and not hosted on other image sites, personal websites, etc.
  10. Prizes are limited to one per person per contest.
  11. All BYC rules apply: Terms of Service (Rules)
  12. Entries will be accepted through June 30th, 2024, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Photography tips from fellow BYC members:

Mammal Winners
From left to right, photos by @StinkyAcres, @Chookchicken, @Wicked Storm, @Hola_Zaha, & @Willowhisp

Bird Winners

From left to right, photos by @TheCackleberryInn, @Chapmangc1, @matheusbf2014, @CaliforniaMountainChicks, & @Longtailduck

Bug Winners

From left to right, photos by @MandaRae, @Quatie, @GravityWaves, @Graphichick, & @Rhodebar Lover

Other (Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, etc.)

From left to right, photos by @Bakbuk, @HopKat, @BesideStillWaters, @HappyClucker7, & @Rebecca of Sunybrook Farm

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