Youth Categories

Color or Black & White images may be entered.


Images of animals, wild or captive.  May include mammals, marine life, reptiles, amphibians, and pets.

Feathered Friends

Wild or captive birds.


Images of natural or cultivated flowers, plants or gardens.

Creepy Crawlies

Wild or captive insects, butterflies and arachnids.


Expansive views that may include seascapes, oceans, waterfalls, lakes, streams, rivers, landscapes, cloudscapes, mountains, forests, deserts, etc.  Nature should be the primary subject of the image.

Note:  It is the responsibility of the photographer to read through the category descriptions carefully and to choose the appropriate category for each image.  Keep in mind that the image could fit into more than one category.  The photographer’s selection will be final. Anything not meeting the criteria will be ineligible for judging.