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April 15, 2024

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Tennessee Wildlife Nature Photo Contest Now Open

Submit your best wildlife and nature photos through August 31.

Calling all nature enthusiasts and photography aficionados! Tennessee Wildlife Federation has launched its 9th annual Wildlife and Landscape Photo Contest. Photographers of all skill levels submit their captivating shots for a chance to win exciting prizes and be featured in the Federation’s 2024 calendar.

A panel of judges select the best photos to be featured in the Federation’s 2024 calendar and across the Federation’s digital platforms. Winners will also receive a variety of prizes including Patagonia gift cards up to $250, Federation apparel and more!

“We are incredibly excited to host this photography contest each year because it’s another way to join together with other passionate people to highlight our state’s rich biodiversity and natural splendor,” said Kendall McCarter, chief development officer, Tennessee Wildlife Federation. “We hope this contest provides a platform for photographers to show their love for nature and wildlife, inspire a greater appreciation of conservation, and foster a deeper connection with the great outdoors.”

The deadline to submit photos is 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31. Voting for the People’s Choice winner will be open to the public on Sept. 8. 

How to enter the Tennessee Wildlife Photo Contest

Tennesseans can submit their photos of Tennessee wildlife and wild places at until August 31. Whether you’re an amateur capturing a sunrise over the Smoky Mountains or a seasoned pro with wildlife masterpieces, this contest welcomes all nature-inspired imagery.

Photographers can submit one photo with a $5 suggested donation, up to five photos for $10 and up to 20 photos with a $20 donation. This donation helps support the Federation’s mission to lead the conservation, sound management, and wise use of Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors.

For contest guidelines, submission details and more information, visit

Last Year’s Contest Winners

Check out the winners of this year's Tennessee Wildlife Federation photography contest | Chattanooga Times Free Press


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.