Society of Wetland Scientists 2017 Photo Contest

Category: Regions

Published: December 11th, 2017

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is currently holding its 2017 photo contest. Four winners will be chosen; the top photos from the following three categories and one overall, grand prize winner. All submissions must be received through the online forms by December 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

Grand prize: A one-year membership to SWS, including one complimentary section membership and one conference registration to the 2018 SWS Annual Meeting.

1st place in each category: A one-year membership to SWS, including one complimentary section membership.


  • International Wetlands – Photographs that support this year’s objective to make SWS an effective international scientific society with a global reach. This category excludes photos of U.S. wetlands.
  • Wetland Wildlife – Photographs of plants or wildlife that support the Wildlife Section’s focus on wetland habitat and wildlife. 
  • Wetland Restoration – Photographs that advance research and application in restoration fields that regulate wetlands. In this context, wetland restoration is defined in the broadest sense, including wetland reclamation, rehabilitation, and mitigation; issues related to wetland restoration national/international perspectives.

Who should enter
Anyone over the age of 18 can enter. Photographs submitted must have been taken by the person who submitted them. Previously published or copyrighted photos are not eligible. Submissions that do not follow these requirements will not be considered.

The winners will be determined by SWS membership via an electronic ballot. SWS members will be allowed to vote once in each category. The voting period will be open from January 8 – 31, 2018. Winners will be notified via email. A formal announcement will then be sent to all SWS members.

Please view the full set of rules and guidelines here: