Participants: More than 2,300
Images entered: Nearly 9,000
Categories: Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, Youth
Entrants from: 50 states, 7 provinces, District of Columbia
Joel Sartore: National Geographic and Audubon Photographer
Steve Freligh: Co-publisher of Nature's Best Photography
Kevin Fisher: Audubon creative director
Sabine Meyer: Audubon photography director
Judging criteria: Technical quality, originality, artistic merit
View the Winners here.
Editor’s Note: We recently learned that one of the photos in the original Top 100 violated the Photo Awards rules against excessive manipulation. We’ve removed the image and replaced it with an additional entry.