2016 Cell Phone Photography Contest Voting

August 3- August 10
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Vote: http://goo.gl/uUp7B1


 You are invited to vote for the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge’s Cell Phone Photography Contest. We encourage you to visit the link and view visitors photography skills. 


Contest Rules and Regulations

Click the following link to Vote; August 3 - August 10: 


See Official Contest Flyer (PDF - 1.25MB)

The contest is separated by age groups: Adult (18 and above) and Youth (17 and below)

Each age group may submitted to either of the following categories:

Wildlife (Mammals, Birds, Reptiles/Amphibians, Spiders, Insects, etc…)

Plants and Plantlike Organisms / Landscapes (Wildflowers, Fungus, Lichens, Ponds, etc…)

The photos will be displayed the Refuge’s Facebook page (via link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZB57ZHX)

Credit will be given to each of the contestants once the voting process has been completed. The public will vote online for their favorite photos in each of the categories. Voting will take place August 3- August 10. Certificates and prizes will be awarded. 

We reopened the voting for the contest due to technical difficulties regarding the first attempt.  If you voting using the previous poll, please vote again on the newest version.  You may bote on your favorite entries using the following link: http://goo.gl/uUp7B1

To download flyer with entry form click on 2016 Cell Phone Photography Contest  (PDF - 286KB) or Official Contest Flyer (PDF - 1.25MB). 


  1. All entries must be photographs taken at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge or Green Point Environmental Learning Center. 
  2. Up to three entries (total) per person may be submitted. Each age group may submit entries in either or both categories (i.e. 3 submissions in Wildlife OR 1 submission in Plants and 2 submissions in Wildlife, etc…). A youth is considered anyone of age 17 or below. 
  3. All photos must be submitted in an electronic copy (please send the highest resolution possible). Black and white photos are acceptable. Photos may not display the name of the photographer on the front of the photograph. 
  4. The electronic copies may be emailed to shiawassee@fws.gov. The subject line should read “Photo Contest”. Entries will be accepted until July 20th.  
  5. Please attach a signed permission form with your contact information – each photo needs a signed form. Any photos lacking a signed form will be disqualified. (Note – three ways to submit form: 1. electronically sign on PDF, 2. print, sign, and scan signed form, or 3. print, sign, and take photo of signed form) 
  6. Photos that have been altered to combine two or more photos, use replication, or have added details will be disqualified. 
  7. Notifications for disqualified entries will be made prior to voting. 
  8. If a minor is pictured in a photo, an “Agreement of Use of Likeness in Service Products” (USFWS form 3-2260) must accompany the entry forms. It can be found at (http://www.fws.gov/forms/3-2260.pdf). 
  9. All entries will be retained by the Refuge and may be used for a variety of reasons including but not limited to publications, webpages, and presentations. 
  10. While extreme care will be taken in handling all entries, the Refuge cannot be responsible for any damage to photographs. 

For further information or questions, please call Green Point ELC: (989) 759-1669

To download flyer with entry form click on 2016 Cell Phone Photography Contest  (PDF - 286KB) or see Official Contest Flyer (PDF - 1.25MB). 

Voting can be accessed via the following link August 3- August 10: