Enter the 2020 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest
The 17th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through Aug. 31, 2020.
All winners will be featured in the department’s 2021 wall calendar and published in the fall 2020 edition of the magazine. All entries must be submitted online. No hard copies of photographs will be accepted. Enter now for your chance to win cash, state parks passports, magazine subscriptions, and other terrific prizes!
Winners will be notified in September before the announcement is made on our website newsroom and social media outlets.
Photographers from any state may participate, but all photos must be taken in Maryland. Employees of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
The department will make selections based on the quality, composition, content, originality, creativity, and mass appeal. Decisions are final and in sole and absolute discretion of the department.
This offer is void where prohibited by law.
The department is not responsible for lost or misdirected entries.
Photographers authorize the department to distribute their image(s) for non-commercial purposes with photo credits—including but not limited to education and news purposes—to other media, print, digital, and online services, and television for their use. Photographers retain copyright to these photos, the above agreed to permissions not withstanding.*
*Per our terms, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may post photos online—including the department’s website and social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr—after the contest. Do not embed any nonessential personal data into your files. highest resolution possible — minimum 3000px x 2300px at 300 dpi.
First go to shopdnr.com to pay the entry fee.
After you have paid the entry fee fill out the entry form here and upload your image. You must fill out an entry form for each photo. Before you upload, please name in a Subject_Title by Name format. Example: Flora_Sunflowers in Bloom by John Smith.jpg. Photos must be named correctly to enter.