Categories of Entry
Categories of entry are determined by the following age divisions:
Adults (ages 18+)
Land Mammals: Wild animals photographed in their natural habitat anywhere in the world. Images may include land based mammals whether they spend the majority of their time in trees or on the land.
Birds: Wild birds photographed anywhere in the world, in flight or perched or displaying any other behavioral characteristics.
Insects, Reptiles, Marine Mammals, Fish and Amphibians: Wild animals, except land mammals, photographed in their natural habitat anywhere in the world. Images may include reptiles, marine mammals, insects, fish or amphibians.
Waterscapes, Landscapes and Plant Life: Captivating images of wild places with a unique perspective, from expansive landscape vistas of forests, deserts and mountains to the micro habitats of plants and other flora. Images may include water environments of oceans, lakes and rivers with images taken above or under water including waves, tide pools and other water scenes.
Conservation Imagery: Images that tell a visual story about conservation issues of the natural world. Images should illustrate the impacts of humans on the environment and can be either positive or negative impact stories.
Youth (ages 12-17) Youth will simply enter up to 10 images (of any of the official subjects) into their age division.
Kids (ages 5-11) Kids will simply enter up to 10 images (of any of the official subjects) into their age division.