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ANRS/NRM Photo Contests

Begun in Spring 2016, the NRM department and the Association of Natural Resource Scientists now co-host two photo contests each year. The From the Field Photo Contest (submission period from May-July, with winners announced in September) is open to photos that prominently showcase and capture the spirit of field work, be it in the lab, desert, ocean, or wherever your research takes you. The Into the Wild Photo Contest (submission period from October-December, with winners announced in February) is open, very broadly, to photos of wildlife and the wilderness.

A committee of administrators and faculty will judge the photos and select the winners. Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photos. All winners will be asked to participate in a short interview.

From The Field Photo Contest 2017

The #FromTheField Photo Contest 2017 is currently closed as of the submission deadline, September 1st. Please see our guidelines for details. Check back for more news on this contest later.

Into The Wild Photo Contest 2016

The 1st Place Winner of the Into the Wild 2016 Contest was Zack Knudsen. His photo is entitled, "Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park." This photo was taken at Chimney's Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as the second installment of a personal project to recreate the image during all four seasons. 

Knudsen 1st Place Photo

  

The 2nd Place Winner of the Into the Wild 2016 Contest was NRM alumnus, Austin Teague. His photo is entitled, "Where do I go now?" This photo was taken at the Rio Grande Gorge just west of Taos, NM. 

2nd Place Into The Wild

 

The 3rd Place Winner of the Into The Wild 2016 Contest was NRM alumnus, Tim Strickland. His photo is entitled, "Fishing into Infinity." This photo was taken at Sabine Lake, near Port Arthur, Texas.

3rd Place Into the Wild

From The Field Photo Contest 2016

 The 1st Place Winner of the From the Field 2016 Contest was NRM alumnus, Joe Drake. Drake is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Conservation in the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

1st Place Drake

 

The 2nd Place Winner of the From The Field 2016 Contest was NRM alumnus, Carlos Garcia. This photo was taken in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, during a project aiming to understand the roosting ecology of the Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis).

2nd Place From the Field

 

The 3rd Place Winner of the From the Field 2016 Contest was NRM PhD student, Beth Roesler. This photo was taken at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Roswell, New Mexico, during her work for the National Bird Banding Program effort to be submitted to the USGS.

3rd Place From the Field 2016