Mother’s Gaze by Garrett Yarter
White Out by Merle Roberts
Nature’s Bliss by Katie Reed
La Sagrada Familia Secret by Deanna Adams
Golden Rays by Randy Belstad
Palouse State Falls Sunset by Doug Truitt
Grasshopper Lunch by Garrett Yarter
Shy by Elaine Giadone
*Cash prize amounts are subject to change depending on the total amount of entry fees received per category.
Any image depicting living animals, including insects, birds and fish.
Any image depicting either landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes or nightscapes.
Any image that depicts the design of a man-made structure or building.
Any image depicting a living being, either in a formal setting or casual candid
Any image taken with a cell phone; non-cell phone entries will be disqualified based on the metadata automatically assigned to the image.
Any image taken outdoors which depicts natural elements as the subject(s). Man-made elements included in the photo can disqualify the entry.
Any image that depicts a unique perspective, including digital manipulation.
Any image depicting the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and/or raising livestock.
Any image depicting the tints, tones and shades of a single hue.
Any image depicting a sport or action and movement
Any image depicting the tints, tones and/or shades of the color ROYAL BLUE (not turquoise, baby blue or sky blue)
Macro entries MUST be at least 1:1 size ratio to be considered as true macro. Flower images can be any size depicting the blossoming part of a plant or tree
Lupine Love by Brian Lobdell
Golden Thistle by Elaine Giadone
Burst by Shannon Curtis
Time Exquisite by Brian Lobdell
Sir Murphy by Doug Truitt
Note: While this video was made in 2015, the specifications have not changed, and still applies for this year 2023.