10th Annual Zoo Photo Contest
Capture the excitement and be part of a fun tradition at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
Celebrating its 10th year, the annual Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is inviting photographers of all abilities to the zoo to capture their best images. The contest runs through January 31. Photographers, ages 5 and up, are invited to enter for a chance to win fantastic prizes.
The winter season is perfect for photography. Cold weather means active, easier to find animals and interesting backdrops. Photographers must follow zoo rules, stay on all zoo paths and obey posted signs. Flash photography is prohibited where indicated.
Complimentary admission is offered to participants who show their camera at the ticket booth. (Please note: mobile devices will not be accepted as cameras for the contest.) Limit one entrant per household per day.
All photo contest entries are due by 4 p.m. on February 1.
Late entries will not be accepted. Entries will be judged by a panel of representatives from sponsoring organizations. Winners will be announced February 20 at 3 p.m. during a reception at the zoo. The public is invited to attend.
The second annual Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest Traveling Winners Exhibition will take place at sponsoring organizations in the community beginning in March.
Complete photo contest information, rules and entry forms are available at
Sponsors of the 2015 Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest are Friends of the Zoo, Onondaga County Parks, CNY Arts, Community Folk Art Center, Everson Museum of Art, Redhouse Arts Center and Syracuse Stage.