Looking for design inspiration?   Browse our curated collections!

Home | Contests

Things Found in Water Photography

Join the Contest

This contest is over.   Click here to view the winners!

Contest Rules


**This contest is sponsored by the Go Take a Hike Photography Group; any images submitted should represent things that one may find out on the trail, in a natural setting – unless contest rules specifically allow exceptions.**

Show us photographs of anything natural found in a natural body of water, following these rules:

1. Photography Only. No digital alterations, digital painting, mixed media, selective color, false backgrounds, added graphics or text allowed.

2. The subject of your photo must be submerged/walking IN or sitting/floating/swimming ON the water; it cannot be the water itself. For example, a beautiful waterfall that is the subject of the photo and has some fall leaves floating in the water at the base will not be accepted. In this case, the leaves must be the focus of the image. A water animal that is on land and not in the water would also not be accepted – it must be in or on the water.

3. Images must be captured in a natural setting. The subject of your image must be a natural object: wildlife, leaves, flowers, rocks, etc. Since it is summer, no ice allowed for this one. No buildings, boats or other man-made objects allowed. No people allowed for this one, folks.

4. THIS IS NOT A BODY OF WATER OR REFLECTION CONTEST. Please reread rules #2 and #3.

5. As always, there is ABSOLUTELY NO VOTER SOLICITATION ALLOWED in any Go Take a Hike Photo Group contest. Please allow your images to speak for themselves!

I reserve the right to remove any photos which do not meet the contest parameters. I look forward to seeing everybody’s work!

Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 3 images.

Voting Rules

1)   You must be a member of FineArtAmerica.com in order to cast votes in this contest.   Your account must have been active at least 30 days prior to the start of the contest in order to vote.

2)   You may only vote once per image.

3)   You may vote for as many images as you like... but only once for any given image.

Contest Timeline

Status: This contest is over.

Submissions Begin

Sunday, July 26th, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Submissions End / Voting Begins

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded

Friday, July 31st, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Current Time (Eastern United States)

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 - 2:23 PM

Contest Prizes

This contest will be awarding the following prizes:

1st Place:

Recognition Via Email to All Participants

2nd Place:

Recognition Via Email to All Participants

3rd Place:

Recognition Via Email to All Participants

Contest Organizer

Larry Kniskern

Centennial, CO

United States

Sponsoring Group

Join the Contest

Click here to submit your artwork to this contest.

Invite Others to Join