Outdoor Alabama photo contest open for submissions through Oct.
The 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest will be accepting entries for this year’s contest through October 31. The contest, a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama Tourism, will focus on traditional photography techniques and the use of hand-held cameras. No cellphone, smartphone, game camera, or drone photography are allowed 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. Any amateur photographer not employed by ADCNR is encouraged to enter. 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. To enter, visit outdooralabama.com.
Contest Categories: Alabama State Parks; Birds; Bugs and Butterflies; Cold-blooded Critters; Nature-Based Recreation; Scenic; Shoots and Roots; Sweet Home Alabama; Wildlife; and 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 an exhibit traveling to various venues across the state in 2022. An exhibit of the 2021 winning photos will be on display at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy from Aug. 11 – Sept. 11. To view the 2021 winning photos online, visit flickr.com/photos.
Pictured: Photo of Cheaha State Park by Keith Bozeman took 1st Place in the State Parks Category of the 2021 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest.