The Lookout’s Annual Wild Bird Photo Contest

2023 Photo Contest Information

Submission Period:

Start: Friday, September 1st at 8 a.m.

End: Saturday, September 30th at 6 p.m.

Exhibit & Voting:

Exhibit Opens: Monday, October 2nd at the store location.

Voting Begins: Monday, October 2nd

Voting Ends: Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m.


Winner Announcements:

Winners will be announced:

Prescott | 12 pm, Saturday, October 28th

The winners will be announced at The Lookout’s 20th anniversary celebration event on Saturday, October 28th, at noon.

New Address:

1230 Willow Creek Road, Prescott AZ

Additional instructions: Entrance is off of Black Drive


Photo Contest 2020 -1st Place Winner

2021 Prescott Winners:


1st Place: Leonard Salonsky

2nd Place: Russell Pilcher

3rd Place: Bob Wigand

Honorable Mention: Alice Madar

Photo Contest 2020 -2ndd Place Winner
Photo Contest 2020 -3rd Place Winner
Photo Contest 2020 -Honorable Mention

2023 Contest Details

We invite our customers to come to our store to view the winning pictures that will be on display for the next year.

General Information

Subject: Wild Birds Only. Photographs from birds in captivity will not be accepted, this includes events with wild birds.

Eligibility: General Public (Except The Lookout Staff)

Display Location:  The Lookout store in Prescott, AZ 

Submission Period:  Start: Friday, September 1st at 8 a.m.

End: Saturday, September 30th at 6 p.m.

Photo Information

Photographer Name & Contact Information

Photo Title or Information (i.e. Robin in Feeder, etc.)

The Lookout will assign a reference number to each entry

Suggested Subjects and Categories

Wild Birds in their Natural Habitat

Wild Birds at Feeders, Baths & Houses

Wild Bird Behavior

Group Shots (2 or more wild birds)

People Enjoying Wild Birds

Photo Composition

Printed Photos Only (Photoshoping is OK)

Maximum Size: 8.5″ x 11″

No Framing, No Photo Board Mounting, No Names on the Front of the Pictures

Number of Submissions

Up to Three (3) per Photographer

Judging and Voting

Voting by general public begins Monday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m., and ends on Thursday, October 26th.

The Winners will be announced Saturday, October 28th, at Noon.


First Place: $100 Gift Certificate to The Lookout

Second Place: $75 Gift Certificate to The Lookout

Third Place: $50 Gift Certificate to The Lookout

Honorable Mention: $25 Gift Certificate to The Lookout


The Lookout reserves the right to edit photo comments to make them more clear to viewers. The Lookout is not responsible for damage, loss or degradation of submitted photos. Photos must have been taken by the submitting photographer. Each photographer is responsible for all questions connected with copyright issues. Submitted images become property of The Lookout and photographer agrees to permit use of submitted photos on the The Lookout web site and in future The Lookout advertising without charge.