SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
Submit now through 8/15/2020, 11:59 PM

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s Photo Contest is open to all residents of Washington State. Employees of SHADOW, its Board of Directors, and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the photo contest.

Two categories:

  1. Adult Category (18 years of age or older)
  2. Youth Category (17 years of age or younger)

All photographs must be taken at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve between August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020. Photographs taken earlier than August 15, 2019 are ineligible. Minor edits to photographs will be allowed, but over-manipulation of photographs will be disqualified by SHADOW’s judges. When taking photographs of SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve please follow ALL access rules, including staying on the trails at all times. Any photographs that indicate access rules were broken may be disqualified from the contest.

All entries must be submitted to with ALL the information listed below to be considered. Participants can submit up to 5 photos each. Photos submitted after August 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM will not be accepted.

Required submission Information:

  1. First and Last Name of Photographer
  2. Photographer’s email address
  3. Date photo was taken
  4. Where on the Nature Preserve was the photo taken
  5. Title of photograph
  6. File Name
  7. Category Entering (Adult or Youth)

There is a $10 suggested donation for adults for entry into the contest. Donations can be made on SHADOW’s website.

SHADOW’s judges (the staff) will choose their top 15 photographs from each category. These photographs will then be posted on SHADOW’s website during Frolic Week, August 24 – August 28, 2020. The public will then vote on their favorite photograph throughout Frolic Week – voting begin on August 24 and concludes on August 28 at 11:59 PM. One vote per category is allowed per person. The person with the most votes in each category will win the top prize: prizes will also be given to second and third place in each category. Winners will be announced on August 29.

Photographers will retain the copyright for all submitted photos to the contest and agree to grant SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve perpetual use of the ANY submitted photos for promotional and/or educational purposes including but not limited to: brochures, flyers, social media, website, newsletter, posters, and presentations.

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is located at 21656 184th Avenue SE, Renton.