"Year of the Bird" Photo Contest

Sandhill crane walking in green camas field
A sandhill crane walks across part of Weippe Prairie, a Nez Perce National Historical Park site.

Image credit: Stephen Tamm

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and organizations around the country have identified this year as the “Year of the Bird.” One of the parks’ unique ways to celebrate this legislation is a social media photo contest. By taking photo submissions from the public we hope to encourage and enhance knowledge and curiosity about birds on America’s public lands.

Find all the details here:

  • The photo contest will be hosted on the park’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverNezPerceNationalHistoricalPark/ . That will be the only place to view the photo submissions and it will be the only place where photos can be voted on.

  • Anyone can submit photos! Just make sure the photos:

    • Were taken on U.S. public lands

    • Include at least one bird

    • Are accompanied by a completed photo release form

  • To submit photos: Download, complete and return photo release form along with your photos to: nepe_media@nps. gov. Review full rules and regulations document. You can submit photos from May 1st through November 30th (bear in mind that the earlier you submit your photos, the longer they will be posted on Facebook to be voted on).

  • To vote: All entries will be added to a photo album titled “Year of the Bird Photo Contest” with the photographer’s name and photo information with each photo. The “likes” on particular images will be the only thing counted as a vote.This album will be posted to Nez Perce National Historical Park’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverNezPerceNationalHistoricalPark/

  • Voting will begin when the album is posted on the park’s Facebook page, and will end on November 30th. The votes will be tallied up and the winners will be announced on December 1st, 2018.

  • We will be accepting photo submissions all the way up to November 30th, but keep in mind that the sooner you submit your photos to us, the sooner they will be posted into the Facebook album and people can vote on them.

  • Three winners will be announced; all will receive: a Nez Perce National Historical Park water bottle, a Nez Perce National Historical Park “Year of the Bird” Sticker, and three “Year of the Bird” window decals. In addition to those prizes, the photographer with the highest “liked” photo will receive a "Birds of North America" poster; the photographer with the second-highest “liked” photo will receive an Audubon singing bird clock; and the photographer with the third-highest “liked” photo will receive a glass window bird feeder.

Please direct all questions to: e-mail us and 208-843-7001.

Last updated: May 2, 2018

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