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Big South Fork NRRA annual photo contest deadline set for 2020


ONEIDA, TN - The Big South Fork National River and Recreation area has set the deadline for submitting entries into the 2020 Big South Fork photography contest at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, July 31, 2020.

  yellow fringed orchid big south fork NRRA photo contest
Yellow fringed orchard; image courtesy of Big South Fork NRRA

Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, historic areas, weather, or people interacting with nature within the boundaries of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.

Photographs may be submitted into one of seven categories:
• Dark Skies – Expansive and dramatic view of the night sky within the boundaries of the park
• Flora & Fauna – Animals in their natural habitat, including close-ups of invertebrates, or plants in their natural habitat, including close-ups of flowers, fungi, lichen, and algae
• Human History – Photographs that illustrate historic or culturally significant structures
• Kentucky Landscapes – Expansive and dramatic views of the land and its features within the Kentucky park boundaries
• Recreation – Photographs of people participating in recreational activities
• Tennessee Landscapes – Expansive and dramatic views of the land and its features within the Tennessee park boundaries
• Youth – Category for photographers under 18 years of age. Photographs must fit into one of the categories above

Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. The contest is open to all photographers, except National Park Service employees and their immediate families and household members. Each person may only submit two photos into the competition. All photos must be in a digital format. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form with all information clearly filled out. Entry forms may be downloaded from www.nps.gov.

Entries may be emailed to biso_information@nps.gov or hand-delivered or mailed to the park headquarters at Big South Fork NRRA, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, Tennessee 37841, Attn: Photo Exhibit. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, July 31, 2020.

For more information on the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, please call (423) 286-7275.


Published January 25, 2020








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