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2024 Photo Contest Winners

We're so excited to announce the winners of this year's Legacy Photo Contest!

Legacy Contest:

First Place “Reddish Egret Searching for Dinner” by Tim Barker

Second Place - “Golden Walk” by Robert Gloeckner

Third Place - “Osprey Sunset” by Yen Tran

People's Choice - “Hitchhiker” by Ed Hughes

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated! As always, there were so many wonderful images. Thank you to our judges and to everyone who voted!

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2024 Legacy Photo Contest: Schedule


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March 15th, 2024 - April 15th, 2024


1. There is a $30 entry fee for the first two (2) entries, $20 for each additional entry. You may submit up to five (5) images total.

2. Images must be taken in Florida by the person submitting between March 15, 2023, April 15, 2024. Images should not have been previously published nor have been any level of winner of any previous photo contest. Images posted on social media are acceptable.

3. Select your original nature photographs and size them properly – at least 3000 pixels (or 10" at 300 pixels/inch) tall or wide, in jpg format and rgb or srgb color space, no larger than 10 mb. We accept black and white and color images. Do not send printed images. Do not add frames, borders, logos, watermarks, signatures, names, dates, or copyright symbols to the image, they will be disqualified.

4. Allowed image adjustments include: Removal of dust/water spots, exposure adjustment, color correction, removal of minor distracting objects, and cropping.

5. PLEASE UPLOAD ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES AT THE SAME TIME via the entry button on or after March 15th.

6. All images will be judged on technical aspects such as exposure, composition, cropping, color, as well as content, influence and uniqueness by the professional photographers who are speakers at Florida's Birding & Photo Fest.

7. People’s Choice voting gallery will be displayed in the exhibit hall from April 24-26th. People's Choice voting will end at 3pm on April 26th. Contest winners will be announced at the close of our Friday Keynote Reception.

8. By submitting images to this contest, you are agreeing to allow Florida's Birding & Photo Fest to use your image with appropriate photo credits. The winning image will be the the 2025 promotional image for the festival.


MARCH 15 - APRIL 15, 2024


2024 Legacy Photo Contest: About


We’re pleased to provide an online image entry and payment form. Please follow these easy steps to enter the 2023 photo contest:
1. Read the CONTEST RULES above.
2. Prepare ALL of your images and have your payment* info handy.
3. Enter ALL of your images at the same time.
4. Click the link below to fill out the form, send us your entries, and submit your payment.
*We use PayPal which accepts most major credit cards as well as PayPal accounts.

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2022 Legacy Contest Winners

We're extremely pleased to announce the winners of the

2022 Florida's Birding & Photo Fest photo contests! Congratulations to all who submitted over 130 entries in the Legacy Contest. It's always a joy to see the results of your passion and talent for nature photography and we appreciate your participation!

Legacy Contest Winners:

1st Place - Marina Scarr - Barred Owlet Antics

2nd Place - Tim Barker - Black Skimmer skimming

3rd Place - Bobby Van Mierop - Mothers Love

People’s Choice - Kathy Kmonicek - Tri-color Splendor

Big Thanks also go out to Sigma Corporation of America and Hunt's Photo and Video

for sponsoring this year's contests!

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