2017 Cover Do You Have a Great Photo?

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 2018 Raptor Photo Calendar.  All photographs will include photo credits.

Submission Requirements

  • Photos must be sized for printing at 12 inches wide by 10 inches high (3,600 x 3,000 pixels (at dpi).
  • Please submit in high quality JPEG file/RGB color space.
  • Photographs can be taken in the wild or in captivity of any raptor around the world.
  • Submission forms for photographs must be completed. You can download submission forms at 2018 Calendar Submission Forms. Please label all photos with photographers last name and name of species.
  • Photo submissions are $20 for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo. These submission fees help defray the cost of printing the calendar.
  • Please note that all photographs must show ethical behavior around wildlife.Please refer to the American Birding Associations Code of Ethics which can be found at this website: aba.org/about/ethics.html.
  • Photos must be submitted by July 1, 2017.
    • Submissions can be made via hard copy on CDR, flash drive, Dropbox or similar media. Please DO NOT email submissions.
      • Submissions can be mailed to:

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program

Calendar Contest

2519 S. Shields Street, #115

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Winning photographers will receive a free copy of the calendar, and a discount on additional calendar purchases. Decisions will be made by August 1, 2017 and all photographers sending submissions will be notified shortly thereafter by e-mail. You may direct any questions to: Judy Scherpelz at 970-484-7756 or judy@rmrp.org.



     Last year we received over 120 amazing photos to pick from! Boy, was that a hard job! Winners will be announced by August 1st, 2017. Winners will receive copy(ies) of the calendar, discounts on purchases of additional calendars, and photo credits will be posted with all photos.



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: www.aba.org/about/ethics.html. 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, 2017.