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2021 River Clicks Photo Contest

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Share your photos of the San Antonio River Basin

Contest opens February 26 – May 9, 2021

Be inspired by nature! With the warmer temperatures, native plants are in bloom, the pollinators are pollinating, and wildlife is on the move. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the San Antonio River Basin’s natural treasures and enter the 4th Annual River Clicks Photo Contest! This year’s special category is John William Helton-San Antonio River Nature Park (Helton Nature Park). We encourage you to visit and explore the amenities and natural beauty of Helton Nature Park, as well as the entire San Antonio River Basin, and share your photos with us.

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) is seeking photo submissions for a photo contest intended to help capture the unique aspects of the San Antonio River Basin, as well as the Helton Nature Park in the following categories: 

  • Creeks & Rivers: Images that have a focal point of a creek or river within the San Antonio River Authority’s four-county jurisdiction.
  • Recreation: Images capturing the use and enjoyment of creeks or rivers within the San Antonio River Basin, including, but not limited to: paddling; walking, running, or cycling on a trail; fishing; picnicking; or camping.
  • Animals: Images capturing native wildlife in their undisturbed habitat.
  • Plants & Insects: Images capturing plant life or pollinators and insects.
  • Seasonal Variation: The photo submission period for this contest is during the springtime to encourage citizens to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the San Antonio River Basin. However, there is no time limit as to when the submitted photo is required to be taken. This category is specifically for photos that were taken during a previous season of the year. The focal point of the image may qualify the photo for one of the above categories, but the intent of the Seasonal Variation category is to showcase the beauty of the San Antonio River Basin during a season other than springtime.
  • Student: Images capturing any of the above categories but submitted by a contestant under the age of 18. *Parent or guardian consent is required, and a waiver must be submitted at the time of entry.
  • Special Category – Helton Nature Park: Images capturing any of the above categories but taken specifically from Helton Nature park.

*Only one photo entry per category per participant will be allowed

Your submission may also be considered in one of the following categories.

  • People's Choice - You can help select this category! Online voting for the People's Choice will occur May 28 – June 13 on our website. The public is encouraged to vote and choose the winner in this category!
  • Judges' Choice for Best Photograph from Bexar County 
  • Judges' Choice for Best Photograph from Wilson County
  • Judges' Choice for Best Photograph from Karnes County
  • Judges' Choice for Best Photograph from Goliad County

We encourage you to submit your photos and show off the natural treasures of the San Antonio River Basin! The contest begins February 26 and ends May 9.

Winning photographs from each category will win outdoor recreation prize packages valued up to $500 and up to $1,000 in the Special Category.

Contest winners will be announced on June 16, 2021 on the River Authority’s social media channels.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION:

The San Antonio River Authority is organizing a photo contest in celebration of the entire San Antonio River Basin. This year’s special category is the John William Helton-San Antonio River Nature Park. The River Clicks Photo Contest begins February 26 and ends May 9 at 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time. Online voting for the People’s Choice category will begin on May 28 and end on June 13 at 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time. Winners will be announced on June 16, 2021.

Who may enter:

The River Clicks Photo Contest is open to everyone in the community of all photographic skill levels. Individuals affiliated with the San Antonio River Authority or the San Antonio River Foundation, including employees, Board members, or interns are not eligible for any prize. The San Antonio River Authority will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.

What to enter:

The following contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to the San Antonio River Authority. To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been taken by the entrant within Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, or Goliad county.

*Only one photo entry per category per participant will be allowed

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