Save Our Streams Photo Contest

SOS is hosting a photo contest! Submit your best photos in the following categories: Macroinvertebrates, Monitoring in Action, Pets and Streams, Nature and Wildlife, and Outdoor Recreation.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a limited-edition Izaak Walton League 100th Anniversary Nalgene water bottle, an Izaak Walton League hat, a collection of original macroinvertebrate stickers, and a pen/pencil set.

Five (5) Category Winners will each receive a limited-edition Izaak Walton League 100th Anniversary Nalgene water bottle and a collection of original macroinvertebrate stickers.

See below for descriptions of each category and contest rules. Contest ends December 31, 2022.

Photo by Matt Felperin
Photo by Mike Delaney

Top: Last year's Grand Prize winner. (Photo by Marissa Jacobs)
Bottom: 2020's Grand Prize winner. (Photo by Kelly Reyer)

Photo upload

Please select the category you are submitting to.




Description of Categories

Macroinvertebrates: Photos of macroinvertebrates collected while monitoring or exploring a stream.

Monitoring in Action: Photos taken during a monitoring event, including participants collecting samples, performing habitat assessments, calculating stream scores, etc.

Pets and Streams: Animal companions at the stream.

Nature and Wildlife: Photos of wildlife and nature found at streams, including at monitoring sites or recreational areas.

Outdoor Recreation: Photos of your favorite outdoor recreation activities (hiking, fishing, etc.) at streams.




Contest Rules

There is no limit to the number of photos submitted per individual, but each photo can only be submitted to a single category. Submissions must be received by December 31, 2022. All photos must be original. Light edits/enhancements only – images with heavy effects, manipulations, watermarks, unnatural saturation, exposure, or contrast will not be considered. Entrants must obtain permission from any individual or group of individuals featured in a photograph before submitting it to the contest. Izaak Walton League of America staff will make selections based on the quality, composition, content, originality, creativity, and mass appeal. Decisions are final and in sole and absolute discretion of staff. By entering the contest, you grant the League a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the League and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to League publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The Izaak Walton League will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.



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