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2021 Trail Cam Photo Contest

Interested in entering the Game Commission’s 2021 Trail Cam Photo Contest?

WHAT AND WHEN:
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be hosting a virtual photo contest on the agency’s Facebook page starting on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Those interested in entering must send ONE photo from their trail cam, via email, to pgc-contest@pa.gov, with the subject line: “Trail Cam,” by Friday, October 1, 2021. All photos will be reviewed and voted on by Game Commission staff and the finalists will be submitted to the agency’s Facebook page on Monday, October 4, 2021, to allow the public to vote on their favorite photo! The deadline for the public vote will be Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The contest winner will be announced on Monday, October 11, 2021 on the Game Commission’s Facebook page.

HOW TO ENTER:
2021 Trail Cam Contest photos may be submitted via email through Friday, October 1, 2021. Submissions should be sent to pgc-contest@pa.gov, with the subject line: Trail Cam. Please include your first and last name, hometown and county in which the photo was taken. There is no cost to enter. Any picture submitted with this contest becomes the property of the Game Commission and may be used for promotional or educational purposes in a manner the Commission deems fit.

PHOTO CONTEST RULES:

  1. Each participant may only enter ONE photo for the challenge.
  2. The photo submitted must belong to the participant, must be taken by a trail cam in Pennsylvania and must be taken in the year 2021.
  3. Photos must be from a trail camera and can feature any Pennsylvania bird or mammal. Photos do not have to feature a game species, although preferred.
  4. Please note, by submitting a photo into this challenge you are giving the Pennsylvania Game Commission permission to use or feature your photo on the agency’s social media channels and publications.

Official 2021 Trail Cam Photo Contest rules. (PDF)

HOW TO WIN:
Game Commission employees will select a group of contending trail cam photos. Once assembled, these contending photos will be placed on the Game Commission’s Facebook page in an album. Facebook users will determine the winning photo by “liking” the images. The participant with the most likes will receive a new trail camera and an assortment of Game Commission merchandise. The contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. Game Commission employees are not eligible to participate.

QUESTIONS:  
Questions about the contest can be sent to pgc-contest@pa.gov, with the subject line: “Trail Cam Contest Questions.”


2021 Tukey Hunt Photo Contest

Interested in entering the Game Commission's 2021 Turkey Hunt Photo Contest?

WHAT AND WHEN:
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be hosting a virtual photo contest on the agency's Facebook page starting on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Those interested in entering must send a turkey-hunting related photo, via email, to pgc-contest@pa.gov, with the subject line: "Turkey," by Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Game Commission staff will vote on their favorite photos submitted and the top 10-15 photos will be posted to the agency's Facebook page on Monday, June 7, 2021, to allow the public to vote on their favorite photo! The deadline for the public vote will be Friday, June 11, 2021. The contest winner will be announced on Monday, June 14, 2021 on the Game Commission's Facebook page.

HOW TO ENTER:
2021 turkey hunt contest photos may be submitted via email through Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Submissions should be sent to pgc-contest@pa.gov, with the subject line: Turkey. Please include your first and last name, hometown and county in which the photo was taken. There is no cost to enter. Any picture submitted with this contest becomes the property of the Game Commission and may be used for promotional or educational purposes in a manner the Commission deems fit.

PHOTO CONTEST RULES:

  1. Each participant may only enter one photo for the challenge.
  2. The photo submitted must belong to the participant, must be taken in Pennsylvania and must be taken in the year 2021.
  3. Photos must be related turkey hunting and may include individuals, friends, family or pets. Photos do not have to feature a harvested turkey.
  4. Please note, by submitting a photo into this challenge you are giving the Pennsylvania Game Commission permission to use or feature your photo on the agency's social media channels and publications.

Official 2021 Turkey Hunt Photo Contest Rules

HOW TO WIN: 
Game Commission employees will select a group of contending turkey hunt photos. Once assembled, these contending photos will be placed on the Game Commission's Facebook page in an album. Facebook users will determine the winning photo by "liking" the images. The participant with the most likes will receive a custom Pennsylvania made turkey call and an assortment of Game Commission merchandise. The contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. Game Commission employees are not eligible to participate. 

LAWS RELATED TO TURKEY HUNTING IN PA:
Properly licensed hunters may harvest up to 2 bearded turkeys (1 per day) during the 2020-21 Spring Turkey Season. A second spring turkey license can be purchased before the start of the regular spring turkey season from an issuing agent or at huntfish.pa.gov. Hunting hours for the statewide turkey season are one-half hour before sunrise to noon from May 1 to 15 and one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from May 17-31. Read more. 

QUESTIONS can be sent to pgc-contest@pa.gov, with the subject line: "Turkey Contest Questions." 


Working Together For Wildlife Art Contest

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Working Together For Wildlife Art Contest!

To enter, participants must submit or send an original, full color, 15 x 22½- or 22½ x 15-inch painting that features a ruffed grouse to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. All entries must be postmarked by midnight August 2, 2021.

Limited edition fine are prints from the artwork selected for the Working Together for Wildlife Art Contest will be sold and revenues received from the sale help finance wildlife research and management in the Commonwealth.

Working Together for Wildlife contest details.