Wildlife Wonders of Alabama

A Photography Contest

Capture the beauty and diversity of Alabama’s wildlife and nature through your lens. Whether it’s a majestic raptor in flight, a serene landscape featuring native flora and fauna, or a candid moment of a critter in its natural habitat, we want to see your best shots.

This contest will give participants the opportunity to have their photograph displayed in the hallways of the Alabama Wildlife Center.

A total of ten (10) winners (2 winners per category) will be determined by public voting, allowing our community to have a direct hand in celebrating the most captivating wildlife images.

Submission Deadline: June 5th at 8 PM

Voting: June 6th – June 14th


Birds of Alabama

Mammals in the Wild

Reptiles, Amphibians, & Insects

Alabama’s Scenic Landscapes

Flora of Alabama

Submission Guidelines


Photographs must be taken within the state of Alabama.

Photo Quality & Format

  • Images must be in JPEG or PNG format
  • Minimum resolution of 300 dpi
  • Longest dimension should be at least 2000 pixels

Native Species Only

Submitted photos must feature native species to Alabama. Photos of non-native species will be disqualified.

No Human/Domestic Subjects

Photos must not include humans or domestic animals in the frame.

File Naming

Name your files as follows:

  • [Category]_[YourName]_[Title]
  • Example:

Submission Limit

Participants may submit only one (1) photograph per category.

Original Work

All entries must be the original work of the submitting photographer and not previously published or won an award in any other photo contest.

Minimal Editing

Basic editing is allowed (e.g., brightness, contrast, saturation), but extensive manipulation will result in disqualification.

Ethical Standards

Respect wildlife and their habitats. Avoid causing any disturbance/harm while capturing your photographs.

Photograph Submissions

Please be sure to follow the File Naming guideline when submitting your photograph!