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Friends of Anahuac Refuge 2020 Spring Photo Contest

1st Place - Cynthia Lockwood, Dragonfly Sunset

2nd Place - Gary Wayne, Bay-breasted Warbler

3rd Place - Larry Armer, Eastern Wood Pewee

Spring is almost here so take pictures at the refuge between March 8, 2020 and May 30, 2020 and submit your best photos to the Friends of Anahuac Refuge 2020 Spring Photo Contest. A “Photo of the Week” will be chosen each week, and that image will be featured here and on FOAR's Facebook page. Weekly winners will be awarded a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Refuge Nature Stores. At the conclusion of the contest, the best three images will be chosen from the 12 “Photo of the Week” winners. From those, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the contest will be chosen. The photos may be of wildlife, plants, macro, landscape or any activity on the refuge. Each person can submit up to 3 images per week during the contest and win up to 2 of the 12 weekly contests.

1st Place - a pair of Vortex Diamondback 10x50 Binoculars (Approx. $200.00 value)

2nd Place - a pair of Vortex Diamondback 10x42 Binoculars (Approx. $160.00 value)

3nd Place - a pair of Vortex Crossfire 8x42 Binoculars (Approx. $140.00 value)

The refuge has now closed during the COVID-19 pandemic but the Spring Photo Contest goes on. The rule requiring all images submitted for this contest to have been taken between the 1st and last day of the contest has been changed. There are no longer date restrictions and any image taken AT THE REFUGE can be submitted, regardless of when it was taken. So look through your computers and submit your best photos from any visit you've made to the refuge. Good luck and thanks to everyone who participates to make the photo contests such a success.

    **View full contest rules here** (PDF)    

Check out tips for taking and submitting photos from contest judges!

Weekly Winners

Week 1

Mar 8-14

Lesser Yellowlegs

Jim Stough


Week 2

Mar 15-21


John Garbutt

Week 3

Mar 22-28

Red-tailed Hawk

Dora Hatch

Week 4

Mar 29 - Apr 4

Krider's Red-tailed Hawk

Dora Hatch

Week 5

Apr 5-11

Cerulean Warbler

Jim Stough

Week 6

Apr 12-18

Bay-breasted Warbler

Gary Wayne

Week 7

Apr 19-25

Crested Caracara

Cynthia Lockwood

Week 8

Apr 26-May 2

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Gary Wayne

Week 9

May 3-9

Eastern Meadowlark

Barry Hatch

Week 10

May 10-16

Savannah Sparrow

Robert McCurry

Week 11

May 17-23

Dragonfly sunset

Cynthia Lockwood

Week 12

May 24-30

Eastern Wood Pewee

Larry Armer

The Friends of Anahuac Refuge was established in 1997 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Anahuac, TX.

For questions, call the refuge office at 409-267-3337.


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1348

Anahuac, TX 77514

Refuge Office Address:

4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX 77514

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