ST AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Check out our
Birding & Photo Fest online interactive guide!
The online guide is easy to use and environmentally friendly. Simply click on the guide and start planning your schedule for North Florida’s premier birding and photo fest.
will be awarded
to the young photographer
who takes the first place image!
Who can enter?
Anyone 18 or under may enter, with a parent’s or guardian’s permission.
What kind of photos can be entered?
Submit your best original bird, wildlife or nature photographs. Images must be taken in Florida by the person submitting within the last year prior to this contest (April 18, 2018 – March 29, 2019). Submissions should not have been previously published nor have been any level of winner in a previous photo contest. Images shared on social media are okay.
What is the prize?
The First, Second and Third Place winners will receive the prizes highlighted on this page plus a plaque that will hang in the GTM Research Reserve Educational Center recognizing their acheivements.
How are photos entered?
Select your original nature photograph and size it properly – at least 3000 pixels or 10”@300 dpi tall or wide, in jpg, rgb or srb format. We accept black and white and color images. The filename for each image must include the photographer’s name. Do not send printed images. Do not embed frames, embellishments, watermarks or your name to the images, they will be disqualified.
How much does it cost?
There is a $10 entry fee for the first two (2) entries. Each additional entry costs $5. No more than 5 images may be submitted.
Where will the winning photos be displayed?
Photographs will be displayed in the exhibitor hall at Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest from April 24-27, 2019 via a continuous digital slideshow format. The winner will be announced at the Keynote Address on Friday, April 26, 2019.
The Cameron Bespolka Trust was set up in memory of Cameron. He loved nature.
He photographed it, blogged about it, immersed himself in it. Birdwatching was a major part
of his life. We create and sponsor outdoor events for young people from every
background so they might discover that same passion for all things wild and natural.
Learn more about Cameron and the Trust at CameronBespolka.com
We’re pleased to provide an online image entry and payment form! Please follow these easy steps to enter the 2019 photo contest:
1. Read the CONTEST RULES above.
2. Prepare ALL of your images and have your payment* info handy.
3. To save money, 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 are now using PayPal which accepts most
major credit cards as well as PayPal accounts.
Please email [email protected]