The National Wild Turkey Federation 2023 Live Wild Turkey Photo Contest
Official Rules and Prizes
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) LIVE WILD TURKEY Photo Contest (“Contest”) is open for all professional and amateur photographers who are over 18 years of age and who are residents of the U.S.
Entry must be the original work of the entrant, and the entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of such entry. The NWTF reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that is not a LIVE WILD TURKEY or deemed inappropriate.
Employees of the NWTF and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. The NWTF reserves the right to verify all eligibility requirements. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Your digital submission must be no less than 3,500 pixels along the long edge (72 dpi). 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be requested to provide the original, unedited RAW or JPEG image. Photographs with watermarks, writing, or symbols of any kind will be rejected.
The Contest will begin on March 9, 2023, and end on July 1st, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”).
WHAT TO ENTER
Enter your photograph(s) of live, wild turkey(s). No game camera images or photos of dead turkeys will be accepted.
HOW TO ENTER
There is no fee to enter and there is a limit of five (5) entries you can submit. Upload your LIVE WILD TURKEY photos (up to 50MB each) by clicking on the “UPLOAD PHOTO” tab and enter all requested information. You must confirm that you have read the official contest rules and that you are over the age of 18.
Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail, and/or email sometime in July, and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited, a Publicity Release, a W-9 Form, and any additional documents that may be required by prize provider within fourteen (14) days of the date of issuance. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, prize may, at the Sponsors’ discretion, be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian, and such parent or legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Noncompliance with this time period or with these official rules, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and, at the NWTF’s discretion, the prize will be awarded to an applicable runner-up.
Judging for 1st - 3rd place will be performed by the NWTF photography and graphics departments.
Grand Place Prize: $1,000 (U$D) cash prize; publication in a special multi-spread feature in an issue of Turkey Call Magazine; publication in the NWTF’s online winners’ gallery.
Grand Place Prize: $1,000 (U$D) cash prize; publication in a special multi-spread feature in an issue of Turkey Country Magazine; publication in the NWTF’s online winners’ gallery.
Second Place Prize: $750 (U$D) cash prize; publication in a special multi-spread feature in an issue of Turkey Country Magazine; publication in the NWTF’s online winners’ gallery.
Third Place Prize: $500 (U$D) cash prize; publication in a special multi-spread feature in an issue of Turkey Country Magazine; publication in the NWTF’s online winners’ gallery.
People's choice award $100 (Winner is chosen based on public votes given on the photo contest website. Only one vote per photo is allowed. Voting will begin November 1, 2021.)
Runner up Prizes: Certain images may be chosen as a runner up and may be published in a special multi-spread feature in an issue of Turkey Country Magazine; or published in the NWTF’s online winners’ gallery.
All prize details are at the sole discretion of the NWTF. No substitution, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted by winners. The NWTF reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. All federal, state, and local taxes, as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded, are the sole responsibility of each winner. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the NWTF.
USE OF ENTRY:
Photographers retain copyright on any photo they submit to the Contest. The entrant grants the NWTF and its designees an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to publication rights of entered images in its magazines (including covers), calendar and electronic media as well as for possible use in future promotional material of the Contest, including other types of publications and advertising material without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. All photos will be credited to the photographer. Please provide your social media or website information so we can credit your image if we display it on our social media platforms.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Your personal information collected in connection with this Contest may be used without limitation, for marketing and promotional purposes for future contests and freelance photography needs.
WINNERS’ LIST: For the list of winners (available after July 1, 2023), send a separate, stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Photo Contest, NWTF 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, SC 29824.