50th Anniversary Photo Contest

Chris Utano "Along the Shore" 2014 Fire Island National Seashore Photo Contest Winner

The 2015 photo contest will help celebrate Fire Island National Seashore's 50th anniversary. Enter your best wildlife, landscape, people, or history photos and you could win a zoom lens, courtesy of Tamron.

"Along the Shore," 2014 Fire Island National Seashore Photo Contest Winner. NPS/Chris Utano


Enter Fire Island National Seashore's 50th Anniversary Photo Contest

As part of Fire Island National Seashore's year-long anniversary celebration, we have expanded our annual wildlife photo contest and will now welcome photographic entries of Fire Island landscapes, people, and history. Contest entries will be accepted from Monday, May 25 to Monday, September 7, 2015.

Entries are accepted via email and must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form.

If you are not interested in this year's photo contest but would like to share your Fire Island photos, we encourage you to do so year-round on Twitter and Facebook!

Contest Rules

Photographs must be:

  • Digital photographs with a minimum resolution of 3 megapixels
  • Recommend a maximum FILE size of 3.2 MB for email submission
  • Taken on and relevant to Fire Island National Seashore
  • Appropriate for posting on a government website
  • Submitted with contest entry form

Photographs that include the following will be disqualified:

  • Borders or frames
  • Watermarks or signatures
  • Staged, contrived, or manipulated elements
  • Elements that depict harm to wildlife of private property

Entrant Eligibility

  • Photographers of all ages and levels are welcome to enter the contest
  • In the event of an overwhelming response, age and skill categories may be implemented
  • An individual may submit only one photograph per contest each year
  • Entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted
Awards and Publications

Photographs may be reproduced by the National Park Service for publications including newsletters and brochures and on the park's official website and social media pages. Photographs may additionally be used in official park press releases. Credit in NPS publications will appear as "NPS Photo/Author."

To Enter the Contest

  • Contest entries are accepted from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Please send your photograph and completed entry form via email to Elizabeth_Rogers@nps.gov.
  • Entry Form

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