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The Friends of Hagerman NWR Photo Club

The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club meets bimonthly at Hagerman NWR for a technical photography program.  The club is open to anyone interested in nature photography, regardless of experience or type of equipment.  

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Photo by Melinda Hill

The 12th Annual Nature Photo Contest Begins!


Every year in September, the Friends of Hagerman Photo Club sponsor a nature-themed photo contest.  For a small fee per photo, photographers may enter as many photos as they wish. 

All photographers are invited to participate in the contest, regardless of age or skill level.  Divisions include Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced: all photographers, including youth, are welcome!

Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each of four categories and in both divisions (Beginner and Advanced/Intermediate). In addition, a cash prize will be awarded for First Place in each category, and the photos judged as “Best of Show” and “Youth Best in Show”. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges, who will review the submitted photos without reference to entrant name.

Winners’ photographs will be displayed at the Refuge Visitor Center (when it opens) and published on the Friends of Hagerman website, Facebook page and other venues. The Nature Photo Contest Committee will coordinate and conduct the contest for the Refuge and the Friends of Hagerman NWR.

  • All photos entered in the contest must have been taken within Hagerman NWR boundaries within the past five years.  
  • Entries will be accepted from September 1st through September 30, 2021.
  • Categories include: Landscapes, Flora and Macro, Artistic, and Wildlife. 
  • The procedure for entering photos has changed a bit this year, so be sure to read the directions! 

Directions for Contest Entry 

Have a look at the Winners of 2020!

Photo by Laurie Snidow

Katydid by Wayne Meyer

Photo by Jeff Gladden


Nature vs. Man 

By Tiffany Martinez

Mission Statement

The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club promotes interest in Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and encourages preservation of wildlife and habitats by supporting, assisting and educating nature photographers of all levels.

Hagerman NWR Navigational Guide for Photographers

Join us on the Friends of Hagerman NWR Photo Club Facebook Page! 


Photo Club Events

Upcoming Events and videos of past presentations.

Northern Harrier by Bill Powell

Two Turtles on a Rock

by Marilyn Pickens



Friends of Hagerman NWR

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are free of charge.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092

Contact Us

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Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

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