Entries for 2023 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest accepted ‘til Oct. 312022; Winners will be exhibited at Lodge at Gulf State Park lobby in Oct.
The 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest winning pictures will be on exhibit throughout October in the lobby at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores (251-540-4000), and submissions for the 2023 contest will be accepted from Aug. 2 – Oct. 31. No cellphone, smartphone, game camera, or drone photography will be chosen as winning photos for nine of the 10 categories. Smartphone and tablet photos will be accepted in the Young Photographers category. The contest is open to state residents and visitors, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama in the past two years. A total of eight photos per person may be entered in the following categories. You may enter all eight in one category or among several categories: Alabama State Parks; Birds; Bugs and Butterflies; Cold-blooded Critters; Nature-Based Recreation; Scenic; Shoots and Roots; Sweet Home Alabama; Wildlife; Young Photographers (ages 17 and under); First, second, third and one honorable mention will be awarded in each category. Winning images will be featured online and in a traveling exhibit at various venues across the state next year. More info: outdooralabama.com.
Pictured: The 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest winning pictures include: Robin Taylor, Autumn Morning Below DeSoto Falls in DeSoto State Park; Will Childers, Gulf State Park Pier; Wildlife Third Place, Beth Tattersall, Raccoon in Mobile; Loralee Manas, Northern Shovelers in Madison; Christopher Baker, Great Blue Heron in Madison; Rick Dowling, Female Blue Dasher in Montgomery; Jim Denney, Bald Eagle at Lake Martin in Tallapoosa County; Mitford Fontaine, Sr., Red Footed Cannibalfly; Hannah Sumner, Hiking Holmes Chapel Falls in the Bankhead National Forest; Amata Hinkle, Exploring Caves in Paint Rock Valley; Arthur James Davis, Sunset at the Lake Forest Yacht Club in Daphne; Arthur James Davis, Live Oak Sunrise at Mobile Municipal Park; Ryan Beverly, Leprechaun Falls in the Bankhead National Forest; Beth Tattersall, Raccoon in Mobile; Susan Eison, Fox Kit at Monte Sano State Park; Sophia Charlotte Haines (age 14), Pelicans in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.