The 2019 Tennessee Wildlife Federation calendar contest was a success! Tennessee wildlife and landscapes were showcased in more than 4,500 submitted images, and voters whittled down the People’s Choice from 55 images to one winning shot!
In August, 671 photographers submitted photographs highlighting Tennessee wildlife and great outdoors.
Judges reviewed each photograph for originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. They selected the cover image, monthly feature photographs and honorable mention images for the calendar.
From the original submissions, 55 photographs were selected to compete for the People’s Choice Award. Those images were featured on the Federation’s website and open for voting. More than 19,000 votes were cast, and the people have spoken!
Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to announce our People’s Choice Award winner:
Barred Owl submitted by Jean Owens of Paris, Tenn.
The image was taken in Camden and features a barred owl in a tree. Jean will receive a calendar and a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card.
This year, People’s Choice voters who submitted their information were entered to win a Federation swag package. Those prize winners are April Lane and Phyllis Swindell.
Want to view Tennessee Wildlife every day in 2019? Make your $50 tax deductible donation to support conservation in Tennessee and receive your free calendar!
Calendars will begin mailing in late November.
Congratulations to all our photo contest winners!
Calendar Cover Photo Winner
Kellie Sharpe for her image Buck in the Berries. Kellie will receive a $200 gift card, a Federation fleece, and 2019 calendar.
Monthly Feature Winners
Cindy Fleenor, So Close Yet So Far
Donna Bourdon, Two of a Kind
Jenna Crovo, Lasagna Lizard
Jarrett Simoneaux, Painted Lady Butterfly
Brenda Walker, Opossum’s Second Chance
Genevieve Martin, In Sync
Lindy Stem, Otter Pup on Log
Tyler Hughes, Longnose Crayfish
Dakota Casteel, The Great Horned Owl Close Up
Charlie Curie, Great Blue Heron with Lunch
David Sloas, Bugling Bull Elk
Wade Hooper, Against the Wind
All monthly feature photographers will receive a $20 gift card, Federation fleece, and a 2019 calendar.
Featured photo by Jean Owens