Submit Your Photo
E-mail your best shot
to us on our contact us page
Be sure to include:
The name of the image being submitted should be titled with the last name of the person in the image.
Name, County of Harvest, Year and Season in which the photo was taken.
Photos will be kept until the next season. For example if you harvested a deer during the 2008 Deer Gun Season it will be displayed on the Web site until the 2009 Deer Gun Season.
Photos may be submitted to www.wildlifedepartment.com via e-mail. Photo submissions must include who is the picture, hometown, general location of where the photo was taken and a short description of the image.
Digital Image Requirements - Digital images can be submitted via e-mail with the completed submission form. Images should be formatted to 72 dpi, no larger than 600 by 450 pixels and no smaller than 300 by 225 pixels. Images should be submitted in JPG (at high quality) or TIFF format. File sizes must be less than 200KB per image. Images must be in natural color. Pictures should be correctly exposed, sharply focused and effectively composed. Do not add borders, frames, watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices. Do not add or replace elements in an image.
Photo Subject Matter - Photos must be in good taste and should reflect utmost respect for fish and game animals. Images should be taken in the natural environment and not show blood, tailgates or unsafe firearm handling. Photos must be in sharp focused and properly composed. Every photo submitted will not be selected for display on the Web site. Accepted photos will be limited to one person per season per year.Some tips that may increase your odds of your photo being selected.
- Be aware of your background and what is around you.
- The angle of a firearm (make sure it is pointed in a safe direction)
- Angling the wildlife in way that it is pleasing to the eye (blood is away from the camera, no tongue hanging out of mouth).
- That you are the owner of the photograph or have permission from the owner to submit it.
- Need to be in sharp focus.
These tips will not guarantee your photo will be selected but will help you get the best photo you can.
Photos should be taken only within the state of Oklahoma and must be appropriate for posting on a public government Web site. Obscene, provocative, or otherwise questionable content will not be considered.
The Wildlife Department retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content and what images will be posted.
Photographer and Copyright - You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.
Ownership - Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By submitting your photo, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the ODWC Web site without any fee or other form of compensation. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to the Wildlife Department is contested in any manner, the Wildlife Department retains the discretion to reject that photograph and discontinue its use.
Use Rights -The Wildlife Department may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Photos may be used in other publications or venues, such as the “Outdoor Oklahoma” magazine or television show, brochures or other printed or electronic materials for educational or promotional purposes only.