Online Photo Contest 2014

Capture a BioPark moment for this special contest.

How to Enter

  1. Take photos at the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden or Tingley Beach.
  2. Enter one digital photo per category between Sept. 1- Sept 30, 2014 online at
    Give your photo a title and in the description, write your name and the category you are entering. Be sure to read the full Contest Rules below.
  3. Vote for your favorite photos from the 10 finalists posted on our Facebook page from October 13-20. Winners will be announced on October 21, 2014.
    Voting will close at 9 p.m. MST on Oct. 20. Finalists and winners will be notified through Flickr mail. Winning photos will be featured through the ABQ BioPark’s Facebook page, website and BioScape magazine.


  • Family Portraits - photos of the BioPark's newest additions, including the well-known, and lesser-known!
  • Big, Bold & Beautiful – photos of the larger scale animals that are more prominent in size at the ABQ BioPark Zoo.
  • A Bug's Life - photos of a bug’s life in their habitat or from their point of view from the Botanic Garden and beyond. (Check out the Butterfly Pavilion, Dragonfly Pond and the Botanic Garden for photo ops!)
  • Funny Photos – photos capturing any of our animals doing something that makes you smile, laugh or giggle.
  • Young Zoo/Wildlife Photographer – For images of animals, or birds taken at the BioPark (Open to young children ages 12 years and under.
  • Photo-Synthesis - Show us our plants in their best light.

For photos with identifiable individuals, you must submit a model release form.


Grand Prize:

  • 1 Year Membership to the ABQ BioPark courtesy New Mexico BioPark Society
  • Photo published in Bioscape Magazine Winter issue
  • Gift certificate to Shark Reef Cafe
  • Recognition on ABQ BioPark's social media channels and website

1st Place For Each Category:

  • Family Four Pack of tickets to the Biopark.
  • Basket of BioPark memorabilia.


Sep. 1, 2014 – Online Photo Contest starts.
Sep. 30, 2014 – Last day photos may be entered. (Entries will not be accepted after midnight MST.)
Oct. 13 - 20 – Online voting for your favorite photo. (Voting closes at 9 p.m. MST on Oct. 20.)
Oct. 21 – Winners are announced.

Contest Rules

Please do NOT enter photos that:

  • Were not taken at the ABQ BioPark.
  • Are older than one year.  (But we'd love for you to share historic photos here>>)
  • You did not take or that are copyrighted by someone else.
  • Show nudity, drugs, violence or symbols or acts of hatred.
  • Include a watermark or photographer logo.
  • Are illegal or prohibited. We reserve the right to disqualify photos.

By entering the contest, you agree to all of the above.


Who can enter?
Anyone! If you are 18 and younger, please ask your parents or guardian for permission to enter. Current ABQ BioPark staff and their family members may not participate.

When do I submit my photo?
Photos will be accepted online Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2014.

How many photos can I enter?
One per category, for a MAXIMUM of 6 photos.

How do I submit my photo?
Between Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, visit to enter your photograph. Give your photo a title and include your name and the category in the description. (You need a Flickr account to upload photos and join the group. Joining at the basic level is free.)

Can I see previous years' winners?
We kicked off the photo contest in 2012, and we had an amazing group of photographers and images! Browse all of the 2013 entries.