Wildlife Photo Contest

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Provided by Prince William Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Enter for a chance to win! June 15 to July 31, 2023.

Show your wild side! Between now and July 31, Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism invites you to submit your wildest photo of the parks!

You may submit images in any of these categories:

  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Baby Animals (young of any species)
  • Other Wildlife (underwater life, reptiles, amphibians, insects, spiders, macro and more)
  • Young Photographers (ages 7-17)

Contest Rules & Eligibility

  • Photo(s) must be taken at a Prince William County Park or Recreation Facility (Please note: Leesylvania State Park and Prince William Forest Park are not managed by Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism)
  • Photo(s) submitted after July 31 will not be entered into the contest
  • Photo(s) must include the name of the park or facility
  • Photo(s) must be your own
  • Photographers may submit up to two images total per category into the contest; Entries must be clear, high-resolution and at least 1080×1920 pixels. Maximum file size is 50 MB per image.
  • By submitting images, you are confirming that you have all legal rights to the image, and understand that submitted images may be used by Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism (“DPRT”) in printed materials, websites and on social media. DPRT offers no compensation for any images or videos.

Click here for a full list of rules including Voting & Winner information.

Social Media

Don’t forget to share your photos throughout the contest using the hashtags #PWCparks and #PWCparksphoto

Follow DPRT on FacebookTwitterInstagram and NextDoor. @pwcparks

Suggested Parks

Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is home to wildlife spread out over 4,400+ acres of land. PWC RecMapper is a great tool to find the best parks to photograph wildlife. A few popular parks favored by local area photographers include Silver Lake Regional ParkNeabsco Creek Boardwalk and Lake Ridge Park & Marina.


Winners for each category will be determined by the most of “votes” on an image during the specified timeframe (June 15 to July 31, 2023). If there is a “tie” in any category, both images with the highest number of votes for that category will be selected as winners and will receive recognition. Winners will be announced via FacebookTwitterInstagram and NextDoor (@pwcparks) on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. Winners will be notified via the contact information provided at time of entry.

Winners will receive:

  • A PWC Prize Pack full of park goodies
  • Free Mini Golf & Paddle Boat Passes
  • Recognition on PWC Parks social media
  • Recognition in Park Bench (PWC Parks’ monthly e-newsletter – sent to 30k+ contacts). Sign up here to receive the newsletter.



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