Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

State Forest Photo Contest

See the Big Picture ...

The Florida Forest Service invites you to participate in Florida’s State Forest Photo Contest. Submit your photograph(s) taken at one of Florida’s State Forests for a chance to be a quarterly winner. The quarterly winners will then be judged for the Photo of the Year. Quarterly and annual winners will have their entries featured in Florida Forest Service publications.

For more information, please refer to the rules. The next winning photograph just might be yours.

2017-2018 Photo Contest Entry Periods

  • Autumn: October–December 2017 ( View the Autumn 2017 Winners Gallery)
  • Winter: January–March 2018 (View the Winter 2018 Winners Gallery)
  • Spring: April-June 2018 (View the Spring 2018 Winners Gallery)
  • Summer: July-Sept 2018 (View the Summer 2018 Winners Gallery)

Contest Categories


wildlife, plant life and natural landscape


hunting, fishing, trails and camping


artistic and illusion


for department employees only

Ready to Get Started? 

  1. Read the Contest Rules [ Adobe PDF Document 51.76 KB ] for a complete description of how to submit photographs, accepted photo formats, judging, use of the photos, and prizes. See Digital Camera Tips [ Adobe PDF Document 146.40 KB ] for additional information.
  2. Download and complete the Photograph Submission/Release Form [ Adobe PDF Document ].
  3. Download and complete the Model Release Form [ Adobe PDF Document 77.70 KB ] for each person whose face is recognizable in the photograph. Note: This form may not be altered or edited in any way.
  4.  Submit your photograph(s) either by:
    • Email your digital photograph(s). The completed Photograph Submission/Release Form and Model Release Form(s) should be included in your email. See Contest Rules [ Adobe PDF Document 51.76 KB ] for details.
    • Mail your digital photograph(s) on a CD or DVD. Please do not send prints. Be sure to include the completed Photograph Submission/Release Form and Model Release Form(s). See Contest Rules [ Adobe PDF Document 51.76 KB ] for details.

Check back each quarter to see the top photograph for each category. The winning photograph might be yours!

Contact Us

Florida Forest Service 
3125 Conner Blvd., C25
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650

(850) 681-5884
(850) 681-5809 Fax

Marti Miller, Recreation Specialist

Space, Solitude, and Self-Reliance