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Environment / Sustainability

Natural resources photography contest

March 25, 2014
By Taylor Jaquez

Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources is hosting the Natural Resources Photo Contest to celebrate the many perspectives of natural resources and how they impact people's lives.

Natural resources photo contestAll CSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit their best photo showing “natural resources through your lens” by April 9. Winning photos will be printed and displayed in the Natural Resources Building and first, second, and third place prizes will be awarded including gear from REI Fort Collins and Warner College.

Contest theme

Natural resources touch people's lives in countless ways with beauty, clean water and air, wildlife, recreation, economic growth, priceless diverse ecosystems, and environmental challenges that scientists and communities are working together to solve.

The theme of this photo contest is “Natural Resources through Your Lens.” This could be a photo that shows one’s passion for natural resources, appreciation for its beauty, or how it touches people’s lives. Photo ideas could include landscapes, close-ups of nature subjects, portraits, wildlife, photojournalism, adventure photos, environmental issues or any other photo that captures natural resources from a unique perspective.

How to Enter

To enter, email your photo, name, and your major and graduation year, or job title at CSU to by 11:59 p.m. MTN April 9th, 2014.

Please include a brief description about the photo and how it exemplifies the theme “Natural Resources through Your Lens.”

  • Only two entries per person. 
  • Entries can be low resolution, but finalists will need to provide a high-res file for printing if selected.

Guest judge John Fielder

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, representation of the theme “Natural Resources through Your Lens,” and artistic quality.

Photos will be judged by a contest judging panel including renowned nature photographer John Fielder.


Winners will be announced April 21st and the top artists will have their photographs printed on high-quality canvas and displayed in the Natural Resources Building Atrium.  The artists and photos will also be featured in the Warner College of Natural Resources newsletter and other outlets across campus. The College will also award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.

1st  REI Camp X Chair and REI Lunch Cooler, Warner College prize pack, and bragging rights
2nd  REI Flash 18 Pack, Warner College prize pack, and bragging rights
3rd  Warner College prize pack and bragging rights

Photo Rights Disclaimer

By entering the contest, photographers grant Warner College of Natural Resources the right to utilize their submitted photos for canvas prints in its buildings, social media posts, and other marketing related to the contest and natural resources college. Warner College / CSU will not sell or share the photos with any outside parties. All photos posted online or in print will be credited to the photographer. 
For questions or suggestions please email

The Warner College of Natural Resources

Warner College of Natural Resources is one of eight colleges at Colorado State University and is the most comprehensive college of its kind in the nation. It has more than 500 researchers and faculty working on diverse issues and ecosystems in more than 75 countries around the world, and offers diverse education, research, and outreach programs and centers dedicated to sustaining and enhancing natural resources, the environment and human well-being. Warner College offers eight majors and 18 areas of concentration as well as leading graduate programs across its five academic departments: Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology; Forest Rangeland Stewardship; Geosciences, and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. 
The College is home to leading research and outreach units, such as: the Center for Environmental Management on Military Lands,Center for Protected Area Management and Training, Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado Natural Heritage Program,  Environmental Learning Center, Larval Fish Laboratory, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Restoration Ecology Lab,  North Central Climate Science Center, and Western Forest Fire Research Center.