Category: Contest

Check out this year’s Duck Stamp Art Contest entries. Live-stream judging begins Friday

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Join us at the quack of dawn for the 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest! 🦆

Whose art will help raise tens of millions of dollars for wildlife conservation? Join us for this free streaming event on Sept. 23 and 24 to find out!

Take a gander at this year’s artwork:

Every Duck Stamp sold contributes directly to habitat conservation that supports migratory birds and other wildlife. Put your stamp on conservation:

CalTrout Photo Contest opens today

Now Accepting Submissions for CalTrout’s 2022 Photo Contest!

Show how you enjoy California’s natural beauty through your lens.


Join CalTrout’s annual photo contest by sharing your best photos of California’s rivers, wild fish, and your outdoor experiences. Remember to #KeepFishWet. Photos may include fish, anglers or others enjoying California waters, or be more scenic in nature. View the 2021 Photo Contest winners.

Enter today for a chance to be featured on CalTrout’s website and in CalTrout promotions and to win some great prizes. Photos must be submitted by 11:59 pm PDT on August 31, 2022. Give us your best shot, and good luck!

Winners & Prizes:

Featuring prizes from California Trout, Galvan, YETI, Redington, Patagonia, High Camp Flasks, Sunday Afternoons, and Buff.

  • GRAND PRIZE â€“ 1 Winner
    Your photo featured on the CalTrout website and in CalTrout promotions, a one-year CalTrout membership, a CalTrout custom Galvan Torque T5 Reel, a YETI flip-top soft cooler with CalTrout logo, a High Camp Flasks Firelight 375 flask with engraved CalTrout logo, a CalTrout Buff, and a CalTrout fly box ($1,050 value).

Enter the annual Trout Unlimited/Orvis Teens Essay by Oct. 1

Vamos a Pescar participants Ethan and Hailey get a good look at a juvenile carp before releasing it back to the LA River. (Credit Miranda Robin)

From the contest organizers:

Public green and blue spaces can hold varying levels of importance and interest for people, but they all have one thing in common: endless opportunity for exploration.

For folks living in cities, public spaces such as neighborhood parks and greenways; woods and gardens; or ponds and lakesides are a respite from summer heat and provide space for physical activity. For those who live close to public lands such as U.S. Forest Service land or a national park, public lands can offer camping, hiking and biking trails. Plus, public lands and urban green spaces provide ample opportunity to wet a line.

Trout Unlimited is teaming up with Orvis to make our annual TU Teens Essay Contest the best ever. We want to hear from any young person between the ages of 12 and 18 why public spaces and lands are important to them. Judges will choose winners from two categories: eighth grade to 10th grade, and 11th and 12th grade. The deadline is Oct. 1.

When teens enter our TU Teen Essay contest, they get the chance to win a new Orvis Helios 3 outfit plus have their winning essay published in TROUT magazine. Second place teen essayists can choose between an Orvis Recon outfit or Orvis Bug Out backpack; third place will choose between an Orvis Clearwater outfit or Orvis Guide Sling/Tote combo.

Visit for the essay prompt, contest rules and details. Contact Brett Prettyman with questions and to enter. We can’t wait to hear from you.