Enter the DWR Utah's Wildlife Through the Seasons Photo Contest!

Calling all photographers! Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources is excited to announce whtir first digital photography contest. Pack up the camera, head outdoors, watch some wildlife and win some prizes.

Seasonal themes

Because we're lucky enough to live in a state with an array of wildlife active during each of our stunning seasons, the contest will feature four seasonal themes. You'll submit your photos during the appropriate entry period:

Fall: October 1 to December 31, 2013
Winter: January 1 to March 31, 2014
Spring: April 1 to June 31, 2014
Summer: July 1 to September 31,2014

Photos must be submitted during the entry period indicated above for each seasonal theme.


Photograph categories

There are two category options, or types of photographs, that you can submit within each seasonal theme:

Wildlife: Beautiful wildlife photographs captured in the state of Utah to include any, non-domesticated animals, both invertebrate and vertebrate, that are legally found in the state. This category includes macro images.

Wildlife recreation: People interacting with wildlife in the State of Utah. Including, but not limited to, fishing, hunting, watching, and photographing. Any photograph depicting people enjoying Utah’s wildlife resources.



Who doesn't love a good gift certificate? By entering your best shots in this unique contest, you'll have a chance to win money to Clik Elite — an online store chockfull of high-performance gear for adventure photographers, and money to Pictureline — a local, top-of-the-line camera store.

We will award a $40 Clik Elite gift certificate, as well as a $40 Pictureline gift certificate, to one winning photographer per category, in each seasonal theme.

Among the eight winning entries awarded throughout the year, we will select one grand prize winner who will be awarded an additional $180 to Clik Elite as well as an additional $180 to Pictureline. Imagine the escapades you'll capture with that lens you've always wanted.

Each of the winners will be announced on Clik Elite's website, Pictureline's website and the Division of Wildlife Resources website. The winning photos will also be displayed on KSL Outdoors with Adam Eakle.

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Submitting entries and contest rules

Photos will be submitted only through email to udwrphotocontest@gmail.com.

  • No more than 3 entries per category, per seasonal theme will be accepted.
  • Submitted photos must be digital jpeg files no larger than 3mb.
  • Photos must be taken in the state of Utah.
  • Animals must be found legally in the state of Utah.
  • Photos must be submitted during the entry period for each seasonal theme as follows:
    • Fall- October 1 to December 31, 2013
    • Winter- January 1 to March 31, 2014
    • Spring- April 1 to June 31, 2014
    • Summer- July 1 to September 31,2014



Photo contest is open to all photographers except those employed by sponsoring organizations and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses).

All photos must be the original work of the photographer and represent a single event in time (ie. no photo montage).

Judging and announcement of winners

A single, first prize winner wil be selected from each category in each seasonal theme (total of 8 winners). A grand prize winner (1), from all themes and categories combined, will also be selected at the end of the Summer theme and announced at the same time as the Summer theme winners.

Photos to be panel-judged by personnel from sponsoring organizations.

Winners will be announced on Clik’s website and Pictureline’s website, and the Division of Wildlife Resources website on or before the following dates.

  • Fall 2013 theme: January 16, 2014
  • Winter 2014 theme: April 10, 2014
  • Spring 2014 theme: July 10, 2014
  • Summer 2013 theme: October 9, 2014

Judging will be based on photographic quality, composition, general appeal and adherance to the theme and category.

Winners will also be announced and displayed on KSL Outdoors TV, on the episode following the date of announcement.

Winning photographers will be notified via email, by the judging panel, when judging is completed.

All entries will be deleted after final judging is completed unless arrangements are made with the original photographer for the use of individual images by a sponsoring organization. We reserve the right to display winning images as part of contest promotion.

September 2013