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The 2016 Virginia Wildlife Photography Showcase

Deadline Extended: Submissions must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11

The 2016 photography showcase is offered as a way to celebrate the rich heritage of Virginia’s wildlife and natural resources and pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Published images from those submitted will appear in the July–August 2016 issue; other entries may appear in accompanying features (as part of the July–August issue) and on our website to promote the mission of the agency and advertise future photography contests.

This year, the best submissions will be published in the following general categories but will not be judged:

  • Historical Hunting & Fishing Photos: submissions that celebrate our past might include fish stocking events, days afield, opening season celebrations, and club events/gatherings
  • Virginia Fauna: submissions of native mammals (game and nongame), birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians
  • Virginia Landscapes: submissions of native plants, trees, flowers, and especially, scenic landscapes
  • Department Staff: all of the above, submitted by our current and retired staff members. Please identify yourself accordingly!

For complete rules and how to enter, see the Photo Showcase Rules (PDF).

Looking for inspiration? Pick up a copy of the 2015 Virginia Wildlife Photography Showcase today!

Pick up a copy of the Virginia Wildlife Photography Showcase today!
  • December 31st, 2015

2015 Safe Boating Photo Contest Winners!

Thanks to all who participated in the Safe Boating Photo Contest—we got some great photos!

The winners are:

Best Boating Safety Photo Overall

Submitted by Shellie Leete of Rocky Mount, VA
“Peaceful Kayaking at Hungary Mother State Park”

Best Boating Safety Photo Featuring Kids

Submitted by Greg Cummings
“Daniel catching some bluegills on Harrison Lake”

Best Boating Safety Photo Featuring Pets

Submitted by Robert Houpt of Moneta, VA
“Bailey keeping a sharp lookout on Smith Mountain Lake”

  • September 14th, 2015