Elachee Bird Photo Contest

Elachee Nature Science Center is adding an interactive dimension to the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count experience by asking local adult citizen scientists to submit bird photos. Contest will end February 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. and winners will be announced February 15. Elachee will name a winner and a runner-up. Elachee Nature Science Center bird photo contest February 8 through 14, 2021.

Eligibility: Photos Only Accepted from Individuals Age 18 and Older

Frequency: Submit no more than one (1) photo per day starting Monday, February 8 to Sunday, February 14, 2021. Use #elacheebirdphotocontest and email your photo to elachee@elacheeorg

Contest Rules

  1. Photo submission(s) must be original photography taken by the person submitting the photo, age 18 or older. 
  2. Submit as a high-resolution JPG.
  3. Photo must show a bird or multiple birds.
  4. Photo can be taken at Elachee Nature Science Center and/or the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, but not required.
  5. Photo cannot be retouched other than to enhance for clarity or color. No added or subtracted objects or other major retouching.

Submission Requirements Birding photo contest for adults age 18 and older through Elachee Nature Science Center from February 8 through 14, 2021.

For each photo submission, please include the following information:

  • Photographer’s First and Last Name
  • Photographer’s City of Residence
  • Photographer’s Preferred Phone Number
  • Photographer’s Email
  • Location Where Photo Was Taken
  • Bird Species (if known)
  • Please include the following statement: “By entering the Elachee Nature Science Center bird photography contest, I (insert Photographer’s first and last name) agree that photos submitted can be used by Elachee Nature Science Center, in Gainesville, Georgia, for advertising and/or marketing purposes.”
  • Email high resolution JPG photo to elachee@elachee.org with the above information included.

Winner/1st Place: Certificate and Bird Feeder from the Elachee Nature Shop
Runner-Up/2nd Place: Certificate and Phoebe/Bluebird House from the Elachee Nature Shop


“All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.”