Photography Contest

Join us for this year’s Bob Jones Nature Center’s Photography Contest!

The mission of the Bob Jones Nature Center Photography Contest is to give nature photographers the opportunity to showcase their amazing work in our local community.

Last year’s winner, titled Gulls in the Storm is a breathtaking sight to behold!

The talent out there deserves to be seen. Both amateur and professional photographers are capturing sensational images of nature everywhere. Photographs will be on exhibit at Bob Jones Nature Center in December 2017 and at the Southlake Library in January 2018.

All images are judged ‘blind,’ one at a time. This means every single image submitted is critiqued by judges, but we don’t know who the photographer is until we have decided the finalists and winners.

Novice and skilled nature photographers, you are invited to participate in the 13th Annual Bob Jones Nature Center Photography Contest. Submissions are accepted September 4 to November 13, 2017. Submissions are easy – just upload your photographs online! You can enter as many photographs of nature as you want from anywhere in the world. The talent out there deserves to be seen – we want to see your sensational photographs! Winner for each division will receive a $100 cash prize, certificate of achievement and ribbon. Winners will also be recognized for categories within each division. 


Contest Divisions

Student Junior: Ages 14 years and younger

Student Senior: Ages 15 to 18 years

Adult: Aged 19 and older in three self-proclaimed categories

  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Contest Categories

  • Animals – Captive (Adult & Youth)
  • Animals – Wild (Adult & Youth)
  • Creative Interpretation (Adult & Youth)
  • Floral and Still Life in Nature (Adult & Youth)
  • Waterscapes & Scenics (Adult & Youth)
  • Natural Artistic Abstractions in Nature (Adult only)
  • Bob Jones Nature Center and City of Southlake (Adult only)

Entry Fees

  • $5 per image for Youth
  • $10 per image for Adults
Photo Contest Entries



Click here to submit your entry

Photos and payment MUST BE RECEIVED by November 13, 2017 within 48 hours of photo submission.

All submissions are FINAL: so please make sure your photo is accurately titled and composed!