SAVE THE FROGS!
Amphibian populations worldwide are in the midst of a mass extinction crisis, yet most people are completely unaware! We need your help in getting the word out: we encourage all nature lovers to enter the SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest!
The contest raises awareness of the amphibian extinction problem by getting people involved and interested, and the photos are used on t-shirts, stickers, books, and in webpages and social media posts to both publicize our cause and raise funds for SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts. As of December 2023, photographers from 35 countries have taken part in the contest.
“I love this – the photo contest! Not only will I enter, I’ll promote it amongst other nature photographers I know in Colorado and elsewhere. The entry fee is low enough to encourage participation with a win-win outcome for the photographer as well as STF!. Such a great idea! ” – Choti Singh, SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer & Ecotourist
The SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest has begun!
We accept entries year round, though you must enter by December 1st, 2024 at 11:59pm Los Angeles time to be judged in the 2024 contest! Entries received after the deadline automatically get judged in the following year’s contest (no exceptions).
Who Can Enter?
Anybody! People of all ages, nationalities, and skill levels are encouraged to enter. We encourage amateur and professional photographers to take part. The SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest serves as an excellent method for getting nature lovers interested in both frogs and photography and we encourage everyone with excellent amphibian photos to take part.
Glass Frog from Colombia. Photo submitted to the 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by amphibian biologist Vicky Flechas.
Frogs & Toads
Salamanders & Newts
Under 18 At Time Of Submission
Enter For Free – Or Pay $10 To Be Eligible For The Grand Prize
There are two ways to enter the SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest:
- Pay $10 and you will be eligible for the amazing Grand Prize (described below); or
- Enter for free.
Free entries are eligible for the Category Prizes but are NOT eligible for the Grand Prize or any cash prize.
We encourage all photographers with excellent photos to choose the $10 option: not only does this help fund our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts, but it also makes you eligible for winning the Grand Prize, which is CASH! All paying contestants will receive a digital Certificate of Participation.
The payment option will be visible on the entry confirmation page that you see once you submit your photos.
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus photo from 2017 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest by Alexander Murray
Did we mention that there will be prizes?
The 2024 SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest ends December 1st, 2024 at 11:59pm US Pacific Time.
Submitted photos must have been taken by the contestant! Do not submit photos taken by anybody else.
Photos must be digitally submitted through the official contest entry form.
Your photo should be high resolution.
You may submit up to five photos.
Photos must feature frogs, toads, salamander, newts or caecilians.
Photos can be full-color or black & white. It’s up to you!
Only photos of amphibians in the wild will be eligible for prizes.
Photos can be manipulated using editing software, but images created by AI (Artifical Intelligence) are NOT allowed.
Photos cannot have watermarks, photographer names or text added to them.
SAVE THE FROGS! judges will decide the winners, and our decisions are final.
Submission of artwork constitutes your agreement to the SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest Terms & Conditions. Please read these over, as they describe your rights to the submitted photos as well as ours.
Prepare Your Photos For Submission
Now that you have taken your amazing photo of a wild amphibian, please follow these guidelines:
Photos must be named like:
For example: kerry-kriger-usa-rana-catesbeiana.jpg
- Do not guess the species if you don’t know it, in which case you could write john-smith-usa
- If you are submitting multiple photos and need to differentiate the filenames, please add a number at the end of each filename.
For example: kerry-kriger-usa-rana-catesbeiana-1.jpg and kerry-kriger-usa-rana-catesbeiana-2.jpg
Please include in your photo descriptions:
- The name of species if known (but don’t guess)
- The country, state/province, and name of the park/reserve where amphibian was found, if known. Do not give any more precise geographical data than that;
- Any other info you want us or the public to know about the photo (optional)
- Remember: photos must be no larger than 10MB.
Submit Your Photos Here!
“I love frogs and take pictures of them every chance I get! I am happy to help SAVE THE FROGS! whenever I can.”
– Nick Gustafson, Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest
The first photo ever submitted to the SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest; taken by Nick Gustafson
Please Spread The Word!
To make this contest successful we need your help spreading the word! Please email the following paragraph to your friends and colleagues. You could also post this to your social media sites. Thank you!
SUBJECT: Frog Photo Contest
SAVE THE FROGS! has announced this year’s SAVE THE FROGS! Photo Contest. The goal of the contest is to raise awareness of the mass extinction of amphibians that is currently taking place worldwide. There are cash prizes and the best photos will be used on eco-friendly SAVE THE FROGS! merchandise and in educational materials to raise funds for SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Please spread the word to any wildlife photographers you know, and feel free to submit your finest amphibian photos. Visit savethefrogs.com/photo to learn more. Thanks!
More Ways To Help SAVE THE FROGS!
There are lots of ways photographers can help SAVE THE FROGS! and thereby help us guarantee that we never have to experience a world without frogs! Please support SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide amphibian conservation efforts:
When you post amphibian photos to your social media account, link to savethefrogs.com and tag us @savethefrogs so others can find and follow us.
Order a SAVE THE FROGS! t-shirt, tote bag, wristband, bumper sticker or other cool frog merchandise from the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center. Thank you for your support!
SAVE THE FROGS! is a 501(c)(3) public charity, so all donations are 100% tax-deductible. We cannot exist without your support, and every donation matters, regardless of size.
“Hello there! Leah Klehn, Art Director of SAVE THE FROGS! here to emphasize how important it is to donate. Your donation helps amphibians; supports the environment; earns you Good Karma points; funds environmental education efforts; and the list goes on!
As a non-profit organization, all our funds come from you guys, our supporters. And what we have accomplished so far has been made possible from our very lovely frog lovers. I can safely say for all SAVE THE FROGS! crew, thank you! So let’s keep this ball rolling and help frogkind! Please donate today!”