Photography is a Focus at FeatherFest 2018!

 2017 Grand Prize Winner Scott Meyer

2017 Grand Prize Winner Scott Meyer

Entries will be accepted beginning March 1, 2018, for the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest, held in the weeks leading up to the 16th anniversary of Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival which is April 19-22, 2018. (Pre-festival trips begin on April 17.)  The email address for submissions is

Individuals are invited to submit images of wild birds, not captive, taken in Galveston, Brazoria, Harris, Fort Bend, Jefferson or Chambers counties. The photos must be taken within the two years prior to March 11, 2018. Entries for Week One of the contest are due Sunday, March 11.

There are some very specific format needs for winning photos to be published. Photos must be in JPEG format at 300 dpi, not larger than 6MB, and a minimum of 1800 pixels on the longest side. (The photos can be larger than 1800 pixels on the longest side as long as they do not exceed 6MB.) Please do not downsize your images.

Some email clients will resize your photos to reduce the size. It has been found that if one uses the web version of your email client, this can be prevented.

The photo contest runs from March 11 through April 1. To see last year’s winners, click here.

First-, second- and third-place winning photos from four weekly contests will be published in The Daily News and on the FeatherFest website in March and April. The first place winner each week will receive a photography gift card from Hunt’s Photo to be used during FeatherFest 2018 with a value of $25.

A grand prize winner will be selected from the four weekly will receive a $100 gift card from Hunt’s Photo to be redeemed during FeatherFest 2018.

Photographers and birders alike participate in a wide selection of field trips and workshops led by professional photography instructors as part of the PhotoFest, with all activities targeting a specific skill level, from beginner to intermediate to advanced.

Hunt’s Photo & Video, official sponsor of the 2018 photography track, will have its latest cameras, lens and accessories at Hawkers’ Hall, the free public trade show open throughout the festival. Representatives from several manufacturers will be on hand to demonstrate their products.

For the complete rules and an image preparation tutorial, click on buttons below.


Deadline to Submit Photos

Sunday 3/11/2018

Sunday 3/18/2018

Sunday 3/25/2018

Sunday 4/1/2018

Grand Prize Winning Photo

Date Winning Photos Published

Wednesday 3/21/2018

Wednesday 3/28/2018

Wednesday 4/4/2018

Wednesday 4/11/2018

Wednesday 4/18/2018


 Hunt′s Photo & Video

Hunt′s Photo & Video

 Daily News

Daily News