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GET READY TO ENTER 2017 BEST BACKYARDS: 

Opening June 26 - Sept. 26, 2017


NEWS ABOUT CURRENT CONTESTS:

2016 OCEAN VIEWS IS NOW PART OF 2017 WINDLAND AWARDS
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


2017 WINDLAND SMITH RICE AWARDS: 

Judging is in the first 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. *Please let us know if you will be traveling over the next months.
The 2nd Round of Judging will be complete by June 30.
The Final Round of Judging will be complete by July 31.
The Awards Exhibition will then be designed and approved by the museum.
Finalists will be notified in mid-September.
Winners will be announced publicly when the exhibition opens in October 2017 (date TBA).
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: Winners have been emailed. 


Click here for the TOP 100


2016 BEST BACKYARDS:
 
Winners have been emailed.