2016 Photography Contest

Friends of the Topeka Zoo’s Annual Photography Contest 

Take Your Best Shot! From wild animals to colorful landscaping, the Topeka Zoo is a photographer’s paradise and the Friends of the Topeka Zoo’s annual photography contest is the perfect opportunity for the community to showcase their talents.

Entries for the “Take Your Best Shot” photo contest will be accepted through August 1, 2016 at the Friends of the Topeka Zoo office located at 635 SW Gage Blvd. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. The photo categories include:

  • Animal Action Shot
  • Animal Portrait
  • Animal Group Photo
  • Horticulture/Landscape
  • Black and White
  • Altered Images (new category)
  • Professional (at least 30% of annual income must be earned from photography)
  • There will be a special category for photographs submitted by entrants under the age of 18
All entries will be judged based on originality, print quality, composition and image impact. All photos will become property of the Friends of the Topeka Zoo and will not be returned.
Awards will be presented for Grand Prize, Directors Choice and Staff Choice. All contestants will  receive a coupon good for one free visit during the photo exhibition. Photo entries must be a minimum of 8″ x 10″ and matted. Please do not frame submissions. If frames are turned in with submissions they will be removed for display and judging (must still be matted to be considered for contest).  Also, a high resolution digital copy of the photo must be submitted to fotz@fotz.org on or before August 1.
Winning entries will be published on the Topeka Zoo website.  Grand prize winner will receive:
  • Personal guided photo safari at Your Topeka Zoo
  • One year family membership to the Friends of the Topeka Zoo.
  • $25 gift certificate to the Leopard Spot Gift Shop
  • $20 gift certificate to the Grazers Café

View and Print the Registration Form Now!

For additional information call the Friends of the Zoo at 272-7595
2015 Photo Contest Winners
Grant Prize Winner and 1st Place Animal Group:
David Harbert
David Harbert Grand Prize Winner and 1st Place Animal Group
2nd Place Animal Group
Aubrey BehrendsAubrey Behrends 2nd Place Animal Group
3rd Place Animal Group
Lisa Wehrly
AnimalGroup_Ducklings_LisaWehrly

 

1st Place Animal Action
David Harbert
David Harbert 1st Place Animal Action
2nd Place Animal Action
Stanley Powers
Stanley Powers 2nd Place Animal Action
3rd Place Animal Action
Leana DraneLeana Drane 3rd Place Animal Action
 1st Place Animal Portrait
Lisa Wehrly
AnimalPortrait_Turtle_LisaWehrly
 2nd Place Animal Portrait
Kaylynn Singhdhillon
Kaylynn Singhdhillon 2nd Place Animal Portrait
 3rd Place Animal Portrait
Emma Steimle
(digital image not available)
 1st Place Black and White
Emma Steimle
(digital image not available)
 2nd Place Black and White
Jeff Probst
Jeff Probst 2nd Place Black and White
 3rd Place Black and White
Emma Steimle
(digital image not available)
 1st Place Landscape and Horticulture
David Harbert
David Harbert 1st Place Landscape and Hort
 2nd Place Landscape and Horticulture
Leana Drane
Leana Drane 2nd Place Landscape and Hort
 3rd Place Landscape and Horticulture
Lily Singhdhillon
Lily Singhdhillon 3rd Place Landscape and Hort
 1st Place Under 18
Emma Steimle
(digital image not available)
 2nd Place Under 18
Lynnea Nelson
Lynnea Nelson 2nd Place Under 18
 3rd Place Under 18
Noah Behrends
Noah Behrends 3rd Place Under 18
 1st Place Altered Image
David Harbert
David Harbert 1st Place Altered Image
 2nd Place Altered Image
Becky Kallenberger
Becky Kallenberger 2nd Place Altered Image
 3rd Place Altered Image
Lisa Wehrly
AlteredImage_Tiger_LisaWehrly
 1st Place Professional
Mary Dodson
(digital image not available)
 2nd Place Professional
Christina Dodson
(digital image not available)

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