2020 Calendar Winners Announced

Oct 16, 2019

People's Choice winning photo, "Angel Hawk" by Terry Weaver. Photo features the underside of a hawk with wings spread, coming down for a landing.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s 2020 calendar contest was a success! Thank you to everyone who entered and the thousands who cast votes.

Tennessee wildlife and landscapes were showcased in more than 2,900 submitted images.

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, 50 photographs were selected to compete for the People’s Choice Award. Those images were featured on the Federation’s website and open for public voting. More than 3,000 votes were cast, and the people have chosen!

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to announce our People’s Choice Award winner:

Angel Hawk submitted by Terry Weaver of Savannah, Tennessee.

The image was taken in Savannah, Tennessee River Bottom and features a Juvenile Red-tailed hawk. Terry will receive a Desert Tan YETI Tundra 65 Hard Cooler; a Tennessee Wildlife Federation YETI tumbler; and a 2020 calendar.

People’s Choice voters who submitted their information were entered to win a Federation swag package. Those prize winners are Pat Hoch and Jody Stone.

This year, Tennessee Wildlife Federation added a landscape portion to the contest. Judges selected the top three landscape images from more than 1,100 photos featuring Tennessee’s picturesque mountains, wetlands, rivers, and more.

Want to view Tennessee wildlife every day in 2020? Make your $50 tax deductible donation to support conservation in Tennessee and receive your calendar!

Calendars will begin mailing in November.

Congratulations to all our photo contest winners!

Landscape Photo Winners
1st Place Landscape Winner
1st place Landscape photo, "Kayaking in a Cyprus Swamp" by David Duplessis. Kayaker floating among cyprus trees.

David Duplessis of Tennessee Photographs, Kayaking in a Cyprus Swamp

David Duplessis with Tennessee Photographs won first place for his image Kayaking in a Cyprus Swamp taken at Meeman-Shelby State Park in Millington, Tennessee. David will receive a Patagonia Black Hole® Wheeled Duffel Bag 40L; a custom-designed, handbuilt, and fire-branded Tennessee Wildlife Federation bluebird house; and a 2020 wildlife calendar.

2nd Place Landscape Winner
2nd place Landscape photo, "Sunset over Roan Mountain State Park" by Josh Tullock. Mountaintop sunset with vibrant oranges, pinks, and purples.

Josh Tullock, Sunset over Roan Mountain State Park

Josh will receive a custom-designed, handbuilt, and fire-branded Tennessee Wildlife Federation bluebird house; a Tennessee Wildlife Federation YETI tumbler; and a 2020 wildlife calendar.

3rd Place Landscape Winner
3rd Place Landscape photo, "Stair Step Falls" by Rick McCulley. Water cascading down a series of rock steps.

Rick McCulley, Stair Step Falls

Rick will receive a custom-designed, handbuilt, and fire-branded Tennessee Wildlife Federation bluebird house; and a 2020 wildlife calendar.

Calendar Cover Photo Winner
Calendar Cover photo, "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song" by Donna Bourdon. Indigo bunting standing on top of a sunflower.

Donna Bourdon, Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

Donna Bourdon for her image Just an Old Fashioned Love Song featuring an Indigo Bunting. Donna will receive a $250 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card; custom Tennessee Wildlife Federation apparel; and a 2020 calendar.

Monthly Feature Winners

Mark Shull, Common Loon

Drew Senter, Pounce!

Melody Huggins, Peek-A-Boo

Kalley Cook, Sing It Loud

Dr. David Sloas, Somewhere Under a Lily Pad

Bob Howdeshell, Prairie Warbler

Betsy Bowden, Lepomis Megalotis

Denise Neuendorf, Fritillary on Ironweed

Becky McRae, Fox Stare

Cindy Fleenor, Fortifying Home

Roger Trentham, Whitetail Buck

John Cleghorn, Duck Barrage

All monthly feature photographers will receive a $25 gift card, Federation apparel, and a 2020 calendar.

Honorable Mentions

John Blough

Cal Calloway

Sidney Cromer

Charlie Curry

Jerry Dale

Wanda Eaton

Patricia Franklin

Wade Hooper

Jere Hughes

Shari Jardina

Margaret Jones

Rachel Mattie

Kelley Melton

Jeff Mullins

Anne B. Owen

Scott Robertson

Ron Sowell

Dagmar Robertson

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