The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program invites amateur and professional photographers to submit their photos of birds of prey.  The top 13 photographs will be included in the RMRP Annual 2019 Raptor Photo Calendar.  All photographs will include photo credits. Director Carin Avila invites, “We hope you will partner with us in supporting our local wildlife. The funds generated by this calendar will help to pay for the rehabilitation of injured and sick raptors. We need your expertise and passion to make the calendar a success.”

All photo submissions are judged by a committee. Photographer names are not associated with the photos during the judging. Winning photos are chosen based upon visual and technical appeal. Considerations include focus, composition, contrast, color, printibility, image quality, and what will have wide appeal.

Ethics of Raptor Photography

Photos can be of raptors found anywhere on the planet. Please note that all photos
submitted must demonstrate ethical behavior around wildlife, and any birds photographed,
must not have been harassed or intentionally flushed. We will not print any photo of a raptor that has been baited to come to a particular spot. Please refer to the American Birding
Associations Code of Ethics which can be found at this website: If you have submitted a photo of a bird in or around a nest please submit detailed information about your distance from the nest and the type of lens used. If the photo you submit has identifiable people in it, you must submit signed photo releases from
them, or their parent if they are minors.

Deadline for photo submission: July 1, 2018.


How to submit your photos:

Submission fee is $20 for first image and $10 for each additional image.

Photos must be sized for printing at 12 inches wide by 10 inches high (3,600X3,000 pixels at dpi).

Fill out a 2019 Calendar Submission Form for your entries.

Please include your submission fees for your entries.

Hard copy submissions (CDR, flash drive, or similar media) can be mailed to: RMRP, 2519 S. Shields Street, #115, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Online submission can be made at the following Dropbox Account:

If submitted online, please email ( or snail mail these submission forms to complete your registration.



Sponsor the Calendar

Not a photographer but you want to be a part of this great project? We have a deal for you. Become a sponsor of the calendar. We have everything from day sponsors up to the cover sponsor. All of this helps to fund the mission of the RMRP: To inspire the protection and appreciation of raptors and the spaces that they live through excellence in raptor rehabilitation, research and education.

Forest Edge Sponsor - $50

River Delta Sponsor - $100

Rolling Plains Sponsor - $500

Foot Hills Sponsor - $1500

Mountain Peaks Sponsor - $4000

Click here to learn how to participate: 2019 Calendar Sponsorship Form