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Photo Contest 2025 -
The next contest is being planned now and information will be available here.

You can view all images and shop for photo prints and products at 

Follow the Photo Contest Links in the Top Menu to see and purchase winning teams and photos from contests 2015 through 2023

The Wildlife in Focus photo contest has been held biennially in odd numbered years for more than 20 years, since 2001.

The contest offers a large cash prize purse. It is designed to help showcase the diversity of wildlife on Texas private lands and to inspire all people to enjoy wildlife and actively be involved in good wildlife management that supports diversity and sustainability.

In 2023 the prize purse was $35,000

Format of the Contest:

A photographer, or a team of 2 photographers. (professional or amateur) is paired with a participating landowner forming a partnership.

Photographs must be taken during the contest period only on the partner land. Photographs are entered by categories as described by the rules. In 2023 there were 50 categories and 2 images per category were allowed to be entered per team.  

Images are judged by an experienced panel. Images are coded so that judges can not know neither the photographer or the landowner for the images. Winning images Each category are awarded cash prizes, Generally the top 5 images per category.

The winning photographs have been published in a book. These books are made available for sale through our website.

Dates and registration for the 2025 contest will be announced well in advance of the contest period, and possibly as early as April 2024. Past events have been between January – May


Click here for Example Rules: (these may be modified for future events)

2023 Photo Contest Rules

To see Example of 2023 click here List of Categories 

or  click here to Download the PDF

Categories may be modified for future events: 

Example Texas County Map indicating 2023 eligible counties (may be expanded for 2025) , Click Here to Download the PDF