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"Ding" Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest

Judged in October to celebrate the birthday of Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling,one of America's most well known conservationists, cartoonist and wildlife advocate, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society’s amateur photography contest attracts talented photographers year after year. This amateur photo contest began in 1986 and the tradition continues.

Photos may be submitted from July 15 to September 15th. Photos must be taken at J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR and have been taken within 2 years of entry date. Photos that have won awards in previous “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society photo contests may not be resubmitted. Judging occurs in conjunction with Ding Darling Days in October.

  • 2015 First Place Winner: Kent Jager of Sanibel Island with "Bath Time".
  • 2014 First Place Winner: Charles Woodrich, Glen Allen, Va., - Prothonotary Warbler.

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