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WOWE 2023
Photo Contest


The southern coastal tip of Texas offers an incredible landscape and biodiversity for outstanding nature photography opportunity!


This year, WOWE is celebrating this special nature through the lenses of the people that enjoy it so much through a friendly nature photo contest!

Funds raised will be support habitat projects and education initiatives.


We are excited to see your nature point of view!

Categories: up to 3 photo submissions per category are allowed.

  • Environment (Sceneries/Landscapes)

  • Birds (sub-categories: Herons, Shorebirds & Seabirds, Raptors, & Songbirds

  • Other Coastal Animals (i.e. mammals, reptiles, butterflies)

  • Photographed at the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center


Age Groups:

  • Children (under 12 yrs)

  • Teen (13-18)

  • Adults (18+)



  • Only photos taken since January 1st 2022 are eligible for submission.

  • Submission Deadline - January 25th 2023.



  • Photos must be taken within area boundary which includes South Padre Island, the Laguna Atascosa NWR area, Boca Chica Beach, and areas and parks E. of FM1847 (Los Fresnos) and north of State Highway 4 and FM511. See map below for details.

Photo submission qualifications:

  • Photos must be 8x10 (or 2400x3000) at 300 to qualify with the exemption of photos entered from the children age group.


  • Each photo form submitted will grant a free entry pass to WOWE at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, Feb 11th where the awards ceremony will be held from 3pm-4pm. Photos from each category will be narrowed down to 5 finalists that will be displayed at WOWE 2023 at the Hilton Garden Inn from February 9th-11th. Category winners from each age group (1 per catergory) will be awarded on the last day of WOWE on Saturday, Feb. 11th. Winning photos will be displayed at the SPI Birding Center's observation tower for the year and will be shared through our social media, newsletter, and website. Winners do not need to be present to receive award. 

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WOWE Photo Contest Fundraiser Submission Form

A photographic celebration of all things wild in the Lower Laguna Madre area! Each submission form allows up to 3 photos for $20.

Participants are allowed a total of 3 photos per category. For judging purposes, please do not include names or watermarks on the actual photo submissions. Thank you!

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