This photo contest is intended to showcase the natural environment and diversity in Grassy Waters Preserve (Preserve). All entries must be taken on/of the Preserve property by amateur photographers. There are four adult categories and a Youth category. Images can be taken in 2023 or any time in the past, with any photographic device (traditional camera, smartphone, iPad, etc.).
Solid Waste Authority lands and trails (shown on some Grassy Waters maps) to the east of the Preserve are not
part of the Preserve. The Preserve is defined in the following map…click here
Reminder...if an entry contains the image of a person(s), the person(s) should not be able to be identified.
For the complete 2023 rules…click here
The Youth contest has now been combined with the adult contest as a category. Please see the specific rules for the Youth category.
Again this year we will be offering a "People's Choice" winner. This winner will be selected from all the adult
entries only based on votes by you, made through the contest website. The "People's Choice" winner will be the entry with the most votes on the website. There is no limit to how many times you can vote for an entry, and each $1 vote is a tax-deductible contribution to the Conservancy. Youth category entries are not
eligible for "People's Choice" voting and any votes will be considered contributions to the Conservancy.
The other selected winners will be judged by a professional photogarpher, and the Preserve and GWC staffs.
About Grassy Waters
To support, promote, and protect Grassy Waters Preserve for environmental education and research, and nature based experiences while ensuring its ecological integrity, and in concert with its role as a regional water supply.
The Preserve creates a sense of place and is recognized for sustaining a unique regional public water supply while supporting a diverse natural and cultural heritage. These resources shall be maintained for future generations while providing appropriate high quality environmental education and research opportunities, and enhancing residents' and visitors' connection to and stewardship of The Preserve, the regional water supply, and the greater Everglades ecosystem.
Learn more at grassywaters.org →