• Enter the Friends of Blackwater 2021 Photo Contest

    The Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) near Cambridge, Maryland, are hosting a digital photo contest through November 2021 to showcase Blackwater NWR and raise funds for Refuge projects. Adult and youth participants are invited to submit photos taken between January 1, 2019 and November 30, 2021, in Refuge areas open to the public, which includes the Wildlife Drive, land trails, paddling trails, the Visitor Center butterfly garden, and Refuge property along Maple Dam Road. The submission deadline is November 30, 2021. 

    Professional photographers Nikhil Bahl and David Harp – who was author/photographer for The Great Marsh: An Intimate Journey Into a Chesapeake Wetland – will judge digital submissions for the contest. Winners and honorable mentions will be announced in February 2022. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive monetary awards and will be invited to exhibit framed prints of the winning submissions at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center in time for the Eagle Festival in March 2022. Participants can visit the Friends’ website for contest details: https://www.friendsofblackwater.org/photo-contest-2021.html

    For more information about the 2021 Photo Contest, contact Janet Kerr, fobphotocontest@gmail.com

    The Friends of Blackwater are a nonprofit citizens’ support group founded in 1987, assisting staff at Blackwater NWR in carrying out their educational, interpretive, and public use missions. Learn more about the Friends on their website: https://www.friendsofblackwater.org/