Candidates for the 2012 photo contest are waiting everywhere. (photo submitted by Rob McComas)

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North Carolina magazine wildlife photo contest 2012

Published 12:23pm Monday, August 27, 2012

If you enjoy outdoor photography, the Wildlife in North Carolina magazine just might have something you’ll be interested in.
This is the eighth year of the magazine’s ever-growing photo contest. Professional and amateur photographers may enter for a chance to win one of several cash prizes, and to have their photo published in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina.
A wide range of categories offers the outdoor enthusiast a chance to win: birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates, wild landscapes, wild plants, outdoor recreation, animal behavior, youth photographer 13-17 and youth photographer 12 and under.
First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category, and a grand prize which will have the winning photo published on the cover of the Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. JPEG photos may be entered thru a link found at
A complete list of rules can be found there as well.
Just a heads up – you need to bring your A-game. You can view past years’ winners through a link at These guys and gals are good.
If you plan on trying, the deadline is Sept. 1. Photos must be taken after Sept. 1, 2006. So even if you feel you don’t have time to get out there and get the right shot, , you can still go thru your archives and find that one shot or shots that you feel could be the one.
A complete list of rules and requirements can be found at
Rob McComas is a licensed North Carolina fishing guide on Lake Lure  and Lake Jocassee in S.C.  He has been a guide for 11 years and fishing for more than 30. McComas lives with his wife, Amanda, in Sunny View and runs Robs Guide Service. He can be reached at

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