2020 winner in FUNNY WILDLIFE: Pond Slider in camo, Wesley Hendley, 2020. George L. Smith State Park, Twin City, Georgia.

Each year, Ogeechee Riverkeeper solicits the best photographs from the watershed. Judges look for images that highlight what makes the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers, and the surrounding areas, special.


  1. Photograph(s) entered must have been taken within the same calendar year as the contest. 
  2. Photograph(s) entered must have been taken within the Ogeechee River Watershed. 
  3. Entrants warrant that all laws and ordinances were complied with in order to capture photograph(s).
  4. Entrants may submit up to a total of 3 photographs for consideration. They can be in one category or distributed among multiple categories. Each image can appear in one category only. 
  5. Entrants grant permission for their images to be used, with credit, by Ogeechee Riverkeeper and any outlets that may be promoting or covering the contest. Images with people must include a signed release from those pictured.
  6. Judges reserve the right to not award winners in any category should no suitable entries be made, or re-categorize an image if needed.


  • Landscape (environment, vista, nature, outdoors)
  • Portrait (person or people interacting with nature, watershed)
  • Wildlife (mammal, bird, insect, reptile, etc.)
  • Plant life (botany, macro, flowers, trees, etc.)
  • Underwater (submerged photography)
  • Aerial (images from drones or heights)
  • Black and white (any of the above subjects, in black and white)
  • Funny wildlife (examples)

Submission guidelines:

  • Entries should be made via e-mail to info@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org no later than 5 p.m. EST, November 6, 2023.
  • Filenames should include the image name, entrant name and category. i.e. – WoodstorkNestJohnSmithWildlife.jpg
  • Entrants should include their name, address, phone number and email address in the body of their email. They should also include the location(s) of the photographs.
  • By submitting images, entrants warrant they have abided by the rules as stated above.

Winners will be announced early December 2023 via this website and on social media. Winners in each category will receive a one-year membership and their choice of official ORK merch.

Get inspired from previous entries!

2022 Annual Photography Contest

2021 Annual Photography Contest