Capture The Wild

Support Education, Conservation, Zoological Research and Recreation.

ZOOFRIENDS PRESENTS

VOTING IS OPEN

Submit your best photos of your favorite OKC Zoo animals! All photos will be categorized and judged in four divisions and winning photos will be used in the 2022 ZOOfriends calendar. Photos will be judged by a mass audience. You are encouraged to share your photos via social media. Top photos will be featured in the 2022 ZOOfriends Calendar, available December 2021.

es and Email will not be publicly displayed in gallery view

Prizes Include:  

Adult Winners

  • Best in Show - TBD
  • 1st Place in each category - TBD
  • Honorable Mention - TBD

Youth Winners

  • Best in Show - TBD
  • 1st Place in each category - TBD
  • Honorable Mention - TBD

Employee Winners

  • Best in Show - TBD
  • 1st Place in each category - TBD
  • Honorable Mention - TBD
Rules & Regulations

Capture The Wild

  • Photos must be taken at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

  • All photos will become the property of the Oklahoma Zoological Society for publication, promotion, and reproduction.

  • Names, e-mail and vote count will not be publically displayed in gallery view during voting.

  • Entries submitted by Zoo and OZS employees are eligible for a separately judged photo contest.

  • Entries must be received between August 1 and August 31, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

  • All photos need to be submitted online. CDs and hard copies of photos will not be accepted.

  • Please save and submit photos as Category_Last Name_First Name_Entry 1, etc.

  • Photos should be high resolution (300 DPI is preferred) and submitted as JPEG files. Please note photos taken with a cell phone usually do not meet size and resolution requirements.

  • Photos that have been altered beyond standard optimization will not be accepted. Acceptable adjustments include adjustments to color; contrast, brightness, and sharpness; cropping; black and white conversions and removal of dust and scratches. The use of HDR; photo composites; the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; or the use of artificial digital filters and effects is prohibited.

  • Four (4) total entries accepted per photographer. Multiple photos may be entered in a single category, but no more than 4 photos total can be entered in contest. If more than 4 photos total are submitted, the first 4 submitted will be entered.

  • Youth divisions are not judged by category. Submissions will be in two divisions: Youth I (Up to age 10) and Youth II (ages 10-17).

Adult Categories

carnivores

An animal (such as a lion, fox, bear, or cheetah) that feeds primarily or exclusively on animal matter.

 

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herbivores

An animal (such as a gorilla, giraffe, elephant, or zebra) whose primary food source is plant based.

 

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birds & landscape

Any warm-blooded vertebrate, having body covered with feathers, forelimbs into wings, a beak, and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg.

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reptiles & amphibians

Any cold-blooded vertebrate (such as turtles, snakes, crocodilians, toads, newts and salamanders).

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Youth & Employee Categories

YOUTH I (up to age 10)

Submissions include any animal, landscape, bird, reptile, and amphibian.

 

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YOUTH II (ages 10-17)

Submissions include any animal, landscape, bird, reptile, and amphibian.

 

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EMPLOYEE

Submissions include any animal, landscape, bird, reptile, and amphibian.

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  If you have questions about the ZOOFriends "Capture the Wild" contest please contact friends@zoofriends.org or 405.425.0618

All photos may be viewed on the ZOOfriends Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OKCZoofriends) beginning September 10, 2021. Winners will be notified by email no later than September 17, 2021 and can pick up prizes in the ZOOfriends membership office.
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