2024 PAS Photo Contest

It is time to SHOW US YOUR WILD SIDE . . . AGAIN!

Palouse Audubon Society invites you to enter bird and nature photos in the 2024 PAS Photo Contest. Consider submitting photos you have captured during the Christmas Bird Count or the Great Backyard Bird Count, as well as photos taken during hikes and birding trips. Photos related to the environment and conservation are also good topics.

Check the PAS website for samples of previous photo contest entries and winning photos. The contest is open to the general public for amateur photographers only. There are not entry fees for the photo contest.


  • Photo submissions will be accepted from April 1 – July 31, 2024
  • Two Categories
    • Birds
    • Other Wildlife (insects, mammals, fish, etc.) and natural landscapes (environment, ecosystems, conservation, and bird-friendly)
  • Age Divisions
    • Under 18 years
    • Adult (18 years or older)
  • Photos can be taken in any outdoor location on the Palouse (a region of the northwestern US, encompassing parts of southeastern Washington, nort-central Idaho, and parts of northeastern Oregon).
  • Photos should not include images people, pets, domesticated, or captive animals.
  • Contest open to amateur photographers only.
  • Participants are limited to a total of 5 entries.
  • Cash prizes of $60 first place and $40 second place will be awarded for each of the two categories for the adult group and the under 18 age group.
  • Winners will be announced at the September or October 2024 PAS program meeting.
  • Photographers will retain full copyright to images submitted, while granting for PAS to use the photographs in various publications and media (e.g., website, brochures, flyers, posters, presentations, communications, calendars, bookmarks, ecards, etc.).
  • Photos will be judged on technical merit (focus, sharpness, detail, depth of field, color, brightness, contrast, saturation, use of light); composition (visually balanced); creativity; and visual impact.
  • Photos should not be digitally altered beyond basic adjustments to lighting, color, contrast, and cropping.


  • High resolution digital images (10 MB) in .jpg or .png or .pdf format.
  • Please complete all cells in the form below and press the SEND EMAIL button when you are done.

P.S. If you would like to join the Palouse Audubon Society, please click on the “JOIN US” button on our homepage.