Fifth Annual Photo Contest

A curious tiger sniffs an old camera on a tripod (AI generated)

Tigers in America and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries are pleased to announce our fifth annual photo and video contest to celebrate International Tiger Day, July 29, 2024.

There are more tigers in captivity in the United States than exist in the wild, sadly, often kept by breeders, circuses, dealers, and private individuals as pets. Although tigers and other big cats best belong in the wild, this contest helps celebrate photos of big cats who are unable to be released, in the protective safety of true sanctuaries. The contest provides a platform for visual storytellers to highlight the plight of these animals living in captivity and promote their rescue. The contest, which aims to identify the best photo or video of a tiger or other big cat in the U.S., based on overall impact, technical photographic skill, and how well it provokes an emotional connection and portrays an individual animal’s story to the viewer, is open to all entrants.

The contest will run until July 15, 2024, with winners announced on July 29, 2024. Prizes include $1,000 for the winning submission and $100 each for five runners-up. Winning submissions will also be posted on the Tigers in America and GFAS websites and social media.

For more information on the contest, including instructions on how to apply and an entry form, please click here.

Winners from previous years can be viewed here.