The contest deadline this year is Nov.25. Photographers should note that as with the 2012 contest, images must be sent in a digital format. This format reduces staff time needed to administer the contest and eliminates the need to return images. If photographers are working in color negative or transparency format, the images can be scanned into digital JPEG form.
Images are required to be submitted in digital form on a CD or DVD. Photographers will need to send all images on a single disk, placed in separate folders by category. For example, all flora images would be in one folder, all wildlife images in another folder, etc. Disks will not be returned and will be destroyed after judging and use by Game and Fish.
To be eligible, all photos must have been taken in Wyoming. Photographers can compete in several categories, including Wildlife, Scenic-Pictorial, Recreational Activities, and Flora. There will be no separate division for black-and-white images; all photos in a category will be judged together.
The grand-prize winner will receive $300. First place in each category will be awarded $150, second $100 and third $50. Winning entries will be featured in a 2014 issue of Wyoming Wildlife.
Entry forms and contest rules are available in current issues of Wyoming Wildlife and are on the Game and Fish website http://wgfd.wyo.gov.