Wildlife in North Carolina magazine is proud to announce the ninth annual installment of our popular and successful photo competition. Last year, more than 1,600 images were entered. This year, your winning photo could be published on the cover of this magazine.

Adult photo competition entrants must be subscribers to Wildlife in North Carolina. Photographers in the two youth categories (13–17 years old and 12 and under) may enter free of charge.

The cost of the prizes and the prints sent to winners has necessitated that the magazine join the ranks of many other photo contests and charge an entry fee.

The Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition aims to encourage people to participate in nature photography, thereby fostering greater understanding and appreciation of North Carolina’s wildlife and wild places. Winning photographs will be published in the January-February 2014 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina. Thanks to our exhibition sponsor, JW Photo Labs of Raleigh, the winners will also be exhibited at the Museum of Natural Sciences and at other science museums and wildlife education centers across the state in 2014.

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, our founding partner, is a fantastic place to learn about North Carolina’s wildlife and wild places through its exhibits and classes. These are ideal places to photograph wild animals and wild landscapes. Thanks to partner UNC-TV, you don’t have to leave home to become educated about our state’s wonderful natural resources—just turn on North Carolina Public Television’s programming.

Visit www.ncwildlife.org for more information about the competition. Then get outside and show us your best nature photography.

Competition Rules