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Lou Kellenberger FWF Photo Contest

Help raise awareness of the beauty and importance of Florida’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems by participating in the Florida Wildlife Federation’s annual photo contest. We invite photographers of all skill levels to capture the essence of Florida’s natural wonders and showcase the need for their conservation and protection.

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2024 Theme: Keeping Florida Wild

Florida’s natural landscapes and diverse ecosystems are home to an abundance of unique wildlife and breathtaking scenery.

Through this contest, we aim to highlight the importance of preserving and protecting Florida’s wild spaces for future generations. Whether it’s capturing the beauty of a sunlit marsh, the grace of a soaring osprey, or the serenity of a secluded beach, your photographs have the power to inspire action and foster a deeper appreciation for the wild wonders of the Sunshine State. 

We encourage photographers to capture images that highlight the unique wildlife, landscapes, and habitats of Florida, emphasizing the importance of preserving and protecting them for future generations. 

Prizes 

Winning photos may be viewed in September 2024 on our website and in the September issue of Conservation Connection, the Federation’s monthly e-newsletter. First and second place winners will also be published in the FWF annual calendar. Winning photos will be published to our social media channels. 

Contest winners will be awarded prizes as listed below. 

Grand Prize – Each category will have one 1st place grand prize winner which will receive: 

  • $250 REI gift card 
  • Winning photograph will be published in the 2024 Florida Wildlife Federation Calendar 
  • A Florida State Parks Annual Pass 
  • A feature in our website, monthly newsletter, and social media channels 

Runner Up – Each category will have one 2nd place runner up prize winner which will receive:  

  • Winning photograph will be published in the 2024 Florida Wildlife Federation Calendar  
  • A Florida State Parks Annual Pass 
  • A feature in our website, monthly newsletter, and social media channels 

Finalist – Each category will have one 3rd place finalist prize winner which will receive:  

  • A Florida State Parks Annual Pass 
  • A feature in our website, monthly newsletter, and social media channels 

Honorable Mentions – Each category will have two honorable mention prize winners which will receive: 

  • A feature in our website, monthly newsletter, and social media channels 

Meet Louis P. Kellenberger, Jr.

The Lou Kellenberger Florida Wildlife Federation Photo Contest is named in memory of past board member and friend Louis P. Kellenberger, Jr., who passed away on June 28, 2016. Lou had served on the Florida Wildlife Federation Board of Directors. 

Lou’s great passion was digital photography, and he could often be found in the field at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Maclay Gardens State Park or Wakulla Springs State Park. He assisted us, alongside his wife Betsy, with our Photo Contest by serving as judges.

Each year some amazing photos are entered into the contest. In our gallery, you will be able to explore the breathtaking beauty of Florida, its stunning habitats and abundant wildlife. Gallery coming soon.