International Festival of Owls, Owl Photography Contest

Do you have a photograph of an owl? We would love to see it!


The goal of this contest is to share the beauty of owls with the world while having very little to no impact on the owls themselves.

Photos of wild owls, educational owls, nest box owls, and other owls are welcome. The top 10 owl images will be voted by the general public during the International Festival of Owls on March 2-4, 2018.


First prize: $200
Second prize: $100
Third prize: $50

The top ten finalists will have their photographs on display throughout the festival and will be viewed by thousands of people. The top three winning photographs are selected by the general public.


The contest is open to anyone other than board members, employees or volunteers of The International Owl Center, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter. The contest is international and encourages entries from around the world.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By entering this contest you are granting the International Owl Center non-exclusive rights to the submitted photos for educational, informational and promotional purposes. You also agree to release the International Owl Center from any and all claims related to the display of, or use of, your submitted photographs.