Ripley's First Annual Waterfowl Photography Contest
Ripley is home to some of the rarest and most endangered species of waterfowl in the world, offering photographers and wildlife enthusiasts the chance to see these majestic birds up close, an opportunity that is disappearing in the wild due to habitat loss, over hunting, and pollution.
To further advance our mission, Ripley is seeking to inspire the next generation of conservationists through the power of photography and we need your help! If you've had the chance to photograph our birds, join us in our mission to conserve these exquisite and genetically-valuable species by entering Ripley's First Annual Waterfowl Photography Contest.
Eligibility: Open to all photographers who are at least 13 years of age, amateur or professional Contest Entry Period: May 18th-June 1st Submission Fee: $5 per entry. Proceeds support the Conservancy's critical conservation work Voting: June 5th-June 30th Winners: Chosen by the highest number of votes per photo, including votes (likes) on Facebook and votes submitted through the website
All photographs entered must have been taken at the Conservancy and must include at least one bird Photographs can be in black and white or color Photographs must be submitted as digital files, we will not accept prints or negatives Each contestant may submit up to 3 photos; entry fee is per photo Voting will take place from June 5th-30th on Ripley's website and Facebook
A list of all rules and contest details can be foundhere
First Place: One winner will receive an Exclusive Raptor Flight Photography Experience valued at $200 and a Ripley Individual Membership valued at $35
Second Place: One winner will receive a Dawn or Sunset Photography Session at the Conservancy with exclusive access to aviaries valued at $100 and a Ripley Individual Membership valued at $35
Third Place: One winner will receive a Raptor Meet and Greet Photography Session valued at $75 and a Ripley Individual Membership valued at $35
Honorable Mention: Nine runners up will have their photographs featured and credited in Ripley's upcoming 2021 Conservation Calendar and receive a free calendar. All Winners and Honorable Mentions: All winners and honorable mentions will have the opportunity to advertise the sale of their photographs through Ripley's website. Please check official rules for more information.
How to Enter
Entry into the contest is now closed, check back on June 5th to vote for your favorite photos and see all entries!
**If you Forgot to Pay the Entry Fee**
If you forgot to pay the entry fee during your contest submission (see above), you can directly pay the fee below.