Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation
Photo Contest

Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation, the friends group supporting Palo Duro Canyon State Park, announces the 2024 Palo Duro Canyon State Park Photo Contest.

All area photographers are encouraged to enter, either color or B&W photos, in four categories- Wildlife, Plants, Landscape and People. Each photographer may enter two photos per category: all entries must be taken within the boundaries of Palo Duro Canyon State Park and all entries must have been taken in 2022 or 2023.

Prizes will be offered for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photos in each category and an overall Best of Show will be given to the most outstanding entry.

“This area is blessed with a lot of talented photographers as well as one of the most photogenic settings in the state. It’s a great combination and we want to see some of their best work,” Eddie Tubbs, president of Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation, says.

 Entry deadline is Saturday, February 10. Entries must be 8×10, unmounted and unframed prints. Drop your entry or entries off at the Canyon Gallery Visitor Center, located within the park, or mail them to arrive by the deadline to-

Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation Photo Contest
11450 Park Road 5
Canyon, TX  79015

Public judging is from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, February 24 at the Sad Monkey Hall, 9800 TX Highway 217, just west of the entrance to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The awards will be presented at 6 pm that day at the same location. Photographers are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony.

All photographers entering the contest give Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation permission to use their entries in advertising, marketing and promotion of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, with or without photo credit.

Members of the Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation Board of Directors, Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation Photo Contest Committee and employees of Sad Monkey Hall & Mercantile are not eligible to enter this contest.

CONTEST RULES (click to print or download)

REQUIRED RELEASE FORM (click to print or download)