Annual Photo Contest Fundraiser

2018 GOLD Photo Contest Sponsor
SurvTech Solutions  
A huge thank you to our exclusive photo contest sponsor for 2018!
Start stocking up your best environmental and industry photos from Florida to submit to our annual photo contest. Proceeds go to our Rising Star Student Scholarship Endowment fund. We welcome you to participate in our annual photo contest to support TBAEP. 

General Rules

Contest Theme: Nature,  Environmental & Industry.
We are seeking photographs that embrace your love of the outdoors, feature the local environment and nature, or creatively showcase the industry in which you work.
*Please review this entire page for complete rules and samples of quality of winning photos from the past three years prior to submitting. 
Members and non-members can submit. You must live or work in Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk Counties AND the photograph must have been taken in the State of Florida. 
Winners are announced at the October Lunch meeting and showcased at Falliday.

Contest Timeline

July 1, 2018

Submission period OPENS

August 17, 2018

Submission period CLOSES at 5 PM

August 20, 2018

Voting for People's Choice begins

August 31, 2018

Results tallied and notification of winners

October 17, 2018

Winners announced 

November 29, 2018

Winners showcased at Falliday

First, Second, and Third and People's Choice photos are mounted on canvas and rotated throughout the following year to various office locations around Tampa Bay

Submission Form

Past Winners

  1. First Place 2016
    First Place 2016
    Tri-colored Heron by Todd Boring
  2. Runner Up 2016
    Runner Up 2016
    Pine Woods Tree Frog by John Bailey
  3. Photo contest winner 2015
    First Place 2015
    The Art of Camouflage by John Guiseppi
  4. Runner up 2015
    Runner Up 2015
    Double Trouble by Peter Clark
  5. First Place 2014
    First Place 2014
    Hangin' On by Bryce Moseley
  6. Runner up 2014
    Runner Up 2014
    Roseate Spoonbills by Dave Parkinson
  7. First Place 2017
    First Place 2017
    The Kids by Jackie Pope
  8. Third Place 2017
    Third Place 2017
    Juvenile Osprey by John Bailey
  9. Second Place 2017
    Second Place 2017
    Seagull by Stephen Mikell
  10. 2017 Facebook Fan Favorite
    2017 Facebook Fan Favorite
    Clearwing Sphinx Moth by Nanette O'Hara

All Rules


File Size

The photographer must live or work in Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough,  Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk  Counties AND the photograph must have been taken in the State of Florida. 
Photos must be taken at a high enough resolution to print on large canvas. This means your photo should be a resolution of at least 3200 x 3200. The files size itself should be no more than 5 MB.



The deadline closes promptly at 5 PM on the date shown on this rules page. No entries will be accepted after that date and time. 
The photographer maintains ownership rights to the submitted images.  You grant TBAEP, however, the right to use images in perpetuity for marketing and other publications, including but not limited to social media, the TBAEP website, the FAEP website, emails, and newsletters.

Contest FAQ's

  1. What is the purpose of the photo contest?
    The contest is a fundraiser for the Rising Star Scholarship Fund We additionally hope to: Raise awareness of TBAEP within our community Engage with members and encourage new membership Generate a great set of photos to use on our website and in social media.
  2. Who can enter? 
    The contest is open to everyone (members and non‐members) who lives in the following counties: Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk
  3. How  much  does  it  cost  to  enter?
    $5 for initial entry fee for members ($10 for non-members). $5 for each additional photos. Enter up to five (5) photos.
  4. Where can photos be taken?
     Photos can be taken anywhere within the state of Florida. 
  5. When to submit?
    The contest submission period begins on July 1 and ends on August 17th.  The photos do not have to be taken during this time period.
  6. How many photos can I submit?
    Entrants may enter up to five (5) photos, but individuals may only place once in the winners circle. 
  7. Who Judges the Contest?
    Photographs  will  be  judged  by  a  panel  of  esteemed professionals including the Presenting Sponsor, a local professional photographer  and an Environmental Professional from the TBAEP membership. 
  8. Why do I have to pay to enter?
    All proceeds for the Photo Contest go to TBAEP's Rising Star Scholarship to support local college students in the Environmental Field.
  9. What do I win?
    First, Second, and Third places, and the "Peoples Choice" Facebook Fan Favorite will have their photos enlarged on canvas and displayed in a traveling exhibit rotated around environmental venues. The top 12 photos are featured in the annual TBAEP calendar that is distributed free to members and sponsors, and at TBAEP special events.
  10. Where can I see the winning photos
    Past winning photos are in albums on our Facebook page. The mounted winners from each year are rotated between the EPC of Hillsborough County, SWFWMD, FWC, and SW FDEP.

Sponsor Opportunities

The printing of the photo contest calendar and design is funded by our generous sponsors. 

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

  • Exclusivity as the presenting sponsor. 
  • Invitation to participate on Contest Judging Panel 
  • Prominent placement of corporate or organization logo on all Photo Contest announcements (approximately 4 emails to TBAEP members and TBAEP listserv recipients) the logo may have a link to the corporate/organization website.  
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  • Corporate or organization logo on all Photo Contest announcements (approximately 4 emails to TBAEP members and TBAEP listserv recipients) the logo may have a link to the corporate/organization website.  
  • Inclusion of company logo with photographs for public rotating display. 
  • Logo and link on the TBAEP website Photo contest page for 1 year.  
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