Deadline for LDWF’s Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary photo contest extended to Aug. 1

Aerial photo of the Comite River near BREC’s Plank Road Park in Zachary, La. (Source: Nick Gremillion/WAFB)

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) want you to share your photos of the state’s scenic rivers. 

LDWF is holding a photo contest to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers System. 

“The Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System 50 years ago. LDWF administers the Scenic Rivers system, in which there are approximately 80 streams or stream segments thereof, constituting an estimated 3,100 miles of the state’s streams, rivers, and bayous,” Carrie Salyers, with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, explained. 

Officials with LDWF say the purpose of the contest is to promote the beauty of the state’s designated natural and scenic rivers. 

All photos must be of designated rivers. You can see a list and map of Louisiana’s designated scenic rivers by clicking here. 


Officials say photos should portray the wildlife, fisheries, natural habitats, or recreational opportunities Louisiana’s natural and scenic rivers provide. 

Professional, amateur, and youth photographers are eligible to enter. 

LDWF has partnered with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to put on the contest.

Photos submitted must be JPEG files. The deadline to enter is August 1, 2020. 

To enter the contest, email with “Photo Contest Entry” in the subject line and include the following information in the body of the email: 

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • Email address (for entry confirmation and winner notification)
  • Mailing address
  • Photo title (if applicable)
  • Name of the Louisiana designated natural and scenic river where the photo was taken (see complete list of Louisiana designated natural and scenic rivers)
  • Approximate location where the photo was taken (e.g. identify nearby highway, road, bridge, etc.)
  • Date the photo was taken
  • Category in which you are competing: Professional, Amateur, or Youth

LDWF officials ask you also use the #MyScenicRiver hashtag whenever posting to social media any photos, video or other media while out and about in the Scenic River System.

For more information about the photo contest click here.