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2017 BEST BACKYARDS: CLICK TO ENTER TODAY!


2017 WINDLAND SMITH RICE AWARDS

Judging is in the semi-final round of review.

If you have images selected to move into the 2nd round of judging, you will be notified by email. We are now requesting high resolution tiff and raw files as well as more detailed caption and camera information. We email a pdf of instructions for preparing and sending your files. We are requesting images by category, so if you entered multiple categories, you may hear from us several times.*If you are traveling, check your email.*
The Semifinal Round of Judging will be complete by June 30.
The Final Round of Judging will be complete by July 31.
The Awards Exhibition will be designed and approved by the museum.
FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MID- SEPTEMBER
Winners will be announced publicly when the exhibition opens in October 20, 2017.
The Awards Gala for winners will be held on the evening of November 16, 2017.


2018 WINDLAND SMITH RICE AWARDS: Opens Jan. 1, 2018.


2016 YELLOWSTONE FOREVER: Click for the 2016 TOP 100!
Category winners published in the 2017 Spring / Summer issue!

2016 BEST BACKYARDS: Winners published in the 2017 Spring / Summer issue!

2016 OCEAN VIEWS

As of January 2, 2017, all images that were submitted to the 2016 Ocean Views photo contest have been automatically included in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards competition for 2017. The “Ocean Views” images will be judged this May and winners announced this summer. This exciting change brings the opportunity to have your work displayed in the Fall 2017 print exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. — one of the most prestigious and highly-visited museums in the world! In addition, all of the finalists will be published in Alert Diver and Nature’s Best Photography magazines and promoted online. Questions: oceans@naturesbestphotography.com