My AZA Visitor Photo Contest
Calling all visitors to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums! AZA's Visitor Photo Contest opens on July 22, 2022. We invite you to submit the best photo (one) from your visit (please, no human faces - animals and habitats only). The top winner will be featured as AZA's social media cover images on Facebook and Twitter. Other winners will be highlighted in social media posts and in AZA's digital Connect.
The photo should be taken in the last two years by visitors of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facility. AZA staff will review the photos and the public will vote via social media to choose the winner out of the top ten (10). The winner will be featured for 30 days on AZA's social media cover image. Other exceptional photos will be highlighted on AZA's social media. The photos may also appear on AZA's website and/or other promotional materials.
The AZA Public Photo Contest is open only to individuals who are legal residents and physically located in the fifty (50) states in the United States or the District of Columbia and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, or staff and volunteers of AZA-accredited, certified related facilities or commercial members are not eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize. (Staff and volunteers may enter the Connect Photo Contest).
The Contest begins on or about 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, July 22, 2022, and all entries must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, August 8, 2022. Photos cannot include human faces.
Review the Official Rules here.
Format for Submission
Use the online form below to submit your entry. Submissions should include the name of the photographer, the AZA-accredited facility where the photo was taken, and the date the photo was taken in the file name. If possible, please include the species in the file name. Only one photo entry will be accepted per visitor, so send in your best image. If you submit more than one image, your first image submitted will be considered your entry. Pictures can include animals and zoo or aquarium scenes — please do not submit a photos including human faces.
The deadline for entries is August 8.
Winners will be announced on August 22 on AZA's social media.
Download Wallpapers for Desktop, Mobile and Tablet
You can now download the 2022 Connect Photo Contest Winner and Honorable Mentions as backgrounds for your computer, phone, or tablet devices.
Do you have images to submit to the Connect Photo Contest? Staff and volunteers at AZA-accredited facilities are eligible to enter. Bookmark our contest page for next year's announcement and deadline.