Mingo Swamp Photo Contest

Best in Show 2013 Cypress at Dawn by Fred Grayson

Each year Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and the Mingo Swamp Friends work together to offer the Mingo Swamp Flora and Fauna Photo Contest.  The main purpose of this contest is to promote public awareness of the beauty, value, and uniqueness of Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.


12th Annual 2017 - Mingo Swamp Friends Flora & Fauna Photo Contest

The Mingo Swamp Flora and Fauna Photo Contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers of all ages. The categories include:

*Mingo Landscape--must have been taken at Mingo NWR
*People in Nature--must have been taken at Mingo NWR
*Native Wildlife
*Native Plant

Entrant categories include:

Youth (17 & under as of August 1, 2017)
Adult (18+ years of age)
Professional (anyone, of any age, who earns more than 1/4 of their income from photography. All professional entries will be judged in one category.)

How to Apply: The Mingo Swamp Flora and Fauna Photo Contest entrance forms and rules are available below and at the Mingo NWR Visitor Center.

Photo Contest Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Mingo Swamp Friends and U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.

All photos will be available to view for a limited time at the Visitor Center after the contest deadline. All winning photographs will remain in the care of Mingo Swamp Friends and Mingo NWR until August 2018 while going on exhibit at the Mingo NWR Visitor Center and other public locations.

Forms:Photo Contest Guidelines & Entry Form

Rights to Use: All entrants agree to allow Mingo Swamp Friends and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge rights to publish winning photos in future promotional publications without compensation.

Upon entry of the photo contest, participants acknowledge that neither Mingo NWR, Mingo Swamp Friends, nor any sponsors of the contest are responsible for lost or damaged photographs, or liable for copyright or other legal disputes that may arise from this competition.

Sponsors
● First Midwest Bank - Puxico, MO
● Sterling Bank - Poplar Bluff, MO
● The Bank of Missouri - Poplar Bluff, MO
● Matt Funke