Welcome to the 2024 National Wildlife Photo Contest!


The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates wildlife, habitats and the natural world, with an emphasis on conservation and ethical photography honoring the well-being of animals in the wild.

For just $20, you can enter up to ten photos for a chance to win one of 18 cash prizes—including a $5,000 grand prize! Your entry fee also supports the National Wildlife Federation’s conservation work and your photos inspire our millions of members and supporters to care about wildlife and to act on its behalf.

Consider donating: The National Wildlife Federation greatly appreciates photographers who choose to donate images. These donations help support our mission of protecting wildlife and their habitats. Photographers who donate images to NWF retain ownership and rights. See contest rules for more information on donating photos.