Great Outdoors 2021

The Great Outdoors photo contest showcases the best in scenic, wildlife, travel and adventure sports photography. Whether your passion lies in capturing the subtleties of light on the landscape, the narratives of wildlife behavior, the history of cultures or the adrenaline rush of athletics, this is your opportunity to share your most successful images for a chance to be recognized and win awesome prizes.

Outdoor Photographer is committed to ethical practices in wildlife photography. Please review our contest FAQ section and official rules regarding restrictions on eligibility of certain types of images.

Past Contests

Nature’s Colors 2021

Thank you for submitting. We are currently judging the entries for this contest. We will announce finalists and winners by April 30, 2022. Each year,…

Wildlife 2021

Congratulations to the winners of and finalists in the 2021 Wildlife photo contest! Featured here are the Grand Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize winners.…

The American Landscape 2021

Now in its tenth year, The American Landscape is Outdoor Photographer's premier annual photo contest celebrating our country's wild places. Submit your best landscape photographs…

Great Outdoors 2020

The Great Outdoors photo contest showcases the best in scenic, wildlife, travel and adventure sports photography. Whether your passion lies in capturing the subtleties of…

Nature’s Colors 2020

Each year, we celebrate the beauty of the natural world with our annual Nature’s Colors photo contest. From stunning landscapes to magnificent wildlife, show us…

The American Landscape 2020

Now in its ninth year, The American Landscape is Outdoor Photographer's premier annual photo contest celebrating our country's wild places. Submit your best landscape photographs…

Wildlife 2020

Wildlife photography is one of the most challenging—and rewarding—subjects to explore with your camera. From intimate interactions to majestic migrations, it inspires us both technically…

Great Outdoors 2019

From the rolling green pastures that fold under a budding sunrise to large mountains piercing the clouds in an intense storm, a simple word to…

Nature’s Colors 2019

Every year, we celebrate the beauty of the natural world with our annual Nature’s Colors photo contest. From stunning landscapes to magnificent wildlife, show us…

Wildlife 2019

Outdoor Photographer is proud to present the 2019 Wildlife Photo Contest. The world is filled with amazing wildlife, and photographers like you are the reason…

The American Landscape 2019

For the past seven years, photographers have submitted their finest landscape images for consideration in Outdoor Photographer’s American Landscape Photo Contest, celebrating the beauty of…

Nature’s Colors 2018

The outdoors are saturated with vibrant colors. Submit your best photos for a chance to win a $2,000 cash prize, a SKB Camera Case and…

The American Landscape 2018

For the past seven years, photographers have submitted their finest landscape images for consideration in Outdoor Photographer’s American Landscape Photo Contest, celebrating the beauty of…

9th Annual Nature’s Colors

Outdoor Photographer’s 9th Annual Nature’s Colors photo contest celebrates the colors of the natural world. Your photographs could enable you to win a new SKB…

The American Landscape 2017

Now in its sixth year, The American Landscape Photo Contest is our premier annual competition, celebrating the beauty of our country’s wild places. Submit your…

Great Outdoors 2016

The great outdoors offer endless nature photography opportunities, from dynamic wildlife to sweeping vistas.

8th Annual Nature’s Colors

See the Winners, view the Finalists and check out the complete gallery of the 8th Annual Nature's Colors contest.

2nd Annual YFP Photo Contest

See the Winners, view the Finalists and check out the complete gallery of the 2nd Annual Your Favorite Places.

3rd Annual Art Of Expression

See the Winners & Finalists from the Art of Expression four themes and check out the Artisans video tips.

Taken With Tamron Photo Contest

A 3-part journey into photography. See the Winners and check out the complete contest gallery.

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