Photography Contest

Bi-Annual Photography Contest for all Skill Levels

Calling all photographers – animal lovers, nature fanatics, and photography enthusiasts. Here is your chance to showcase your photographic talents, creativity, and imagination! Capturing a variety of beautful reptiles and stunning displays. Send us your best photo for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

All submissions, regardless of category, will be judged using the same requirements. The categories do not function as separate entries or contests. Good luck!

1st Contest: January – June
All Submissions must be entered by June 30 at 11:59PM
Winners will be announced by July 15

2nd Contest: July – December
All Submissions must be entered by December 31 at 11:59PM
Winners will be announced January 15

Contest Categories

Exotic Reptile Species
Species from Outside of Canada


Canadian Reptile Species
Species from within Canada


Funny Business
Make us Laugh


Young Photographer
Any Species for Under 18

Photography Contest Prizes

Runner Up

Second Place Winner
$100

Free Photo Club Session for up to 10 Guests


Admission to the Zoo


16×20″ Framed Photo in Zoo


Framed Photo Given after Showcase Period

Third Runner Up

Third Place Winner
$50

Free Photo Club Session for up to 10 Guests


Admission to the Zoo


16×20″ Framed Photo in Zoo


Framed Photo Given after Showcase Period

Contest Rules & Terms of Entry

All photographs must be taken in the Quarter in which it is submitted. All submission(s) must be received before end of business day on the 1st day of the last month of each Quarter. Submission(s) can be emailed to the Reptilia Photo Contest email at photos@reptilia.org. All submissions MUST be:

  • In JPG Format
  • In RGB or Grayscale Color Mode
  • Cropped and Edited as desire, BUT cannot be manipulated via composition (cannot add or remove additional elements from other photography)
  • Maximum of 5000 px in width
  • No more than 10 Mb in size

 

Submissions must include, in email: Name, Age, Telephone number, Name of Subject Species, and the approximate date the photo was taken. Submitted photos with incomplete information and/or submission in any format other than specified above will nullify submission entry.

Reptilia Inc,. will notify all winners by phone, and/or email, and will publish winning entries on Reptilia’s Social Media Accounts. Two prizes will be awarded per category. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entrants to the contest. Photos will be judged by select Reptilia Cast Members on the following criteria: content, composition, focus, and general impression. Contestants must own all rights to the photographs submitted and agree that all submissions become the property of Reptilia Inc,. Sorry, all submitted pictures will not be returned to entrants. Reptilia Inc,. assumes no responsibility or liability for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete submissions.

By entering this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Ready to Submit Your Entry?

Please ensure you have read the full contest details above and that your submission is valid under Rules of Entry.

When you’re ready, send your submission to photos@reptilia.org – GOOD LUCK!