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Photo Contest Entry Form

Contest entry is a 2-step process.

  1. Fill out the Contest Entry Form, including uploading your photos, and click the SUBMIT button. You will get a confirmation that your entry was processed, and will be directed to the payment page. 
  2. If you wish to submit more than 3 photos, please submit the form multiple times. There are no limits to the number of photos you may submit. You may pay for all entries after your final submission when you are directed to the payment page, or you can opt to pay for each form individually.

If you simply need to pay for previous entry forms, click payment button to be directed to payment page. 

*Photos are due by Sunday, Feb 4, 11:59 pm

If you'd prefer to mail a check please have it postmarked by February 4th..

Checks can be mailed to:

Northwoods Wildlife Center

8683 Blumenstein Road

Minocqua, WI  554548


Categories and Prizes

North American Wildlife: Any wildlife species native to North America, including all wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, etc. ( $100 First Prize, Photograph of the Year designation).

Naturescapes: Showcase the beauty of natural landscapes such as lakes, sunsets and sunrises, forest or mountain scenes, etc ($50 First Prize)

Bugs and Blooms: Close-up shots involving insects, flowers, plants or any combination ($50 First Prize)

People in Nature: Photos involving people enjoying the great outdoors. ($50 First Prize)

Pets: Any domestic species allowed - cats, dogs, birds, horses, chickens, snakes, etc! ($50 First Prize)

Eligibility: This is an amateur contest. Photographers that make 25% annual income through photography or consider themselves professional are not eligible for entry. No watermarks allowed to ensure unbiased voting. Northwoods Wildlife Center retains the right to remove entries for not adhering to contest rules.

Voting and Judging: Public voting will run Monday  February 14th - February 18th culminating at our VIRTUAL Photo Gala on February 19th.

Visit Northwoods Wildlife Center's Website ( or Facebook page for access to voting page links during voting period.

Top 3 finishers in each category will be e-mailed a certificate of accomplishments following the close  of People's Choice voting. Top 4 North American Wildlife photographs are eligible for the Photograph of the Year designation. The Photograph of the Year selection will be made by a panel of judges, based on criteria of creativity and photo quality.

Photographer's Release: You retain the rights to your images. By submitting a photograph, you acknowledge that you are the sole owner of the photograph being submitted. You permit Northwoods Wildlife Center to use your photograph in the Center's publications, website, press releases, social media, advertising, displays, educational materials and other marketing/fundraisers. 


Contact us with questions at (715) 356-7400 or!

Rules - have you read and understood the rules?
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Consent (if under 18 yrs., does your parent/guardian know you are entering this contest?)
Category 1 (select from drop-down)
Upload your titled photo for this category
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Additional information:
How will you pay the contest fees?
After you submit your photo/photos, you will be redirected to the payment page. Complete if you are paying online. Ignore if you are mailing a check.