L.A. Student Nature Photo Contest | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

L.A. Student Nature Photo Contest

NHMLA is calling on Los Angeles County K - 12 students to snap and submit images of wildlife and nature both in L.A. and all over the world!  Don’t miss this chance to share your unique vision with the community.

Entry Period

July 11 – September 30, 2018

What to Enter

Please submit images of nature (i.e. plants, animals, fungus or slime molds).

Please consider the well-being of wild creatures and ecosystems. Respect wildlife by not disturbing or moving the subjects you are photographing.

Grade Categories

Three winners will be selected from each grade category: First Place, Runner-up, and Honorable Mention.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 -12

An online and onsite vote will be held at the close of the contest to draw a People's Choice winner.


Enter to win a NHMLA family membership, tickets to Haunted Museum, behind-the-scenes dinosaur tours and more!

* All entrants will receive a free admission ticket to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. One ticket per entrant will be sent electronically between Sept 30 - Oct 19.


Catherine Opie, Fine-Art Photographer and Photography Professor at UCLA

L'lia E. Thomas, Art Educator, La Tijera K-8 Academy of Excellence Charter School

Jann Vendetti,  Assistant Curator of Malacology, NHMLA

Steve Winter, National Geographic Photographer


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