2017 Photography Contest



The public is invited to participate in the 2017 Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Photography Contest! The contest is free and open to the public, and all pictures submitted must have been taken at one of the seven National Wildlife Refuges within the Complex (Savannah, Pinckney Island, Harris Neck, Wassaw, Blackbeard Island, Tybee, and Wolf Island NWRs).

Photographs can be submitted in 3 categories (Landscapes, Wildlife, and People in Action), in one of 3 tiers (Professional, Amateur, and Youth). Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each tier and category, and a grand prize will be awarded for Best in Show!

Digital submissions will be accepted, via email only, beginning on March 11, 2017. The deadline for submissions is September 8, 2017, and we will announce the winners on October 14, 2017. Please click here to download the official contest rules and guidelines. 

Click here to download the official contest rules and guidelines

Click here to download the contest flyer

Questions? Contact Education Coordinator Joel Vos at (843) 784-2468 or Joel_Vos@fws.gov

Grand Prize: Best in Show award will receive a spot on one of Eric Horan's Lowcountry Photo Safari photography tours! (http://www.horanphoto.com/lowcountry-photo-tours)

First Prize: A USFWS-led tour to Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. This will include a boat ride, interpretive tour, and time to take photographs at the Refuge. (Youth tier photographers will be required to bring one parent/guardian).

Second Prize: $25 gift card

Third Prize: $10 gift card

All winners in each tier and category will receive a professional matted print of their image. Images will also be featured on our newsletter, website, and social media. The grand prize image will also become the 2018 cover photo for our official Facebook page!