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Photo Contest – Call for Submissions!

Birdathon Photo Contest

To celebrate our 2021 Birdathon campaign, we are holding our first-ever photography contest coming up this June. We invite photographers of all levels to join us and submit a photo for consideration. The contest will open June 1st and submissions will be accepted until June 15th at 11:59pm MST. We are lucky to have three incredible photographers serving as our volunteer judges:

Bob Martinka of Helena

Mimi Falivene of Hamilton

Mike Daniels of Hamilton. 

The top TWO photos will be featured in our upcoming Fall Newsletter and our Birdathon Report. Also, the top two photographers will receive a gift card to The Base Camp, a Montana owned outdoor store and outfitter with locations in Helena and Billings. Thanks to The Base Camp for their generous support.

Please review the following guidelines for participating in our photography contest. We can’t wait to see your submissions!


Contest Rules:

  • All photos must be of an avian species.
  • Photo must have been taken within the last calendar year (May 1, 2020-June 2021)
  • Photo must have been taken in the State of Montana.
  • Photo must be submitted with the bird species identified.
  • No purchase necessary for participation. Not everyone who enters will win. 
  • By submitting you are consenting to us posting your photo in our Fall Newsletter, on social media, and in our Birdathon report. Photographer retains all rights to the photo. 

Bob Martinka Photo

Guidelines for Submission:

  • Submit one photo per person by June 15th at 11:59pm to Danielle at [email protected].
  • Email submission of the photo must be in a jpeg or png format file.
  • Information that must be included with the submission: name of photographer, email address & phone number of photographer, date taken, approximate location (near Missoula, for example), photograph title, and bird species.

Photos will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and Originality
  • Color, Lighting, Exposure and Focus 
  • Composition 
  • Visual Appeal 

Thank you to our judges and The Base Camp for your participation and support!

Email Angela with questions ([email protected]).

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