Welcome to the 2021 National Wildlife Photo Contest!


The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect both photographers and viewers with wildlife and the outdoors. The most compelling nature images can help protect wildlife in profound ways.

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 will also support the National Wildlife Federation's work to protect wildlife and wild places.

Consider donating: The National Wildlife Federation greatly appreciates when photographers choose to donate some of their images. These donations help support our mission to protect wildlife and habitats. Photographers will always retain ownership and rights to their images. We encourage you to consider donating some of your images to the National Wildlife Federation to help us save the world’s treasured wildlife species and their habitats. See more information about donating your photos in the Rules section.