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"Wild Fish Tribute" Photo Contest

Sea-Run Brown from Issue 2017.2, photo by Thomas Woelfle

It's time for another Swing the Fly Contest!

This time it's a photo contest dedicated to wild fish.

The Topic is Wild Fish (Could be a trout, steelhead, salmon, or something else!

We want to pay tribute to the beauty of wild fish through photography. Selected entries will be featured in the "Tribute to Wild Fish" photo essay in next issue of Swing the Fly.

Here are the rules:

1. All photos must strictly follow KeemEmWet principles!

2. No Grip And Grins. We do not want to see your mugshot in any of these photos. Crop yourself or your buddy out if necessary (Dogs can stay in:). The goal is to show the special beauty that wild fish possess. The photo can be of just a fin, head, scale or of the entire fish.

3. You may submit up to 3 photos, camera phone photos can work as long as the file size is at least 1 mb. (Do not pull the photos off of Facebook as they will be too small)

4. Email your photo entries as direct attachments to and title "Wild Fish Tribute."

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: This is a fast and furious contest beginning 9/4/18. Send us your best existing photos, please don't run to the river, catch a fish and take thousands of shots. Deadline is this coming Sunday, September 9th at midnight EST!

Please note that due to the high volume of entries received during these contests, we may not be able to directly respond to your email submission unless you are a prize winner. We greatly appreciate your participation and support of Swing the Fly!

Selection Process:

Swing the Fly will select the winners based on originality, composition, photo quality and adherence to KeepEmWet principles and how well they will print. This contest is for fun, and to pay tribute to the fish we love!

Winners will be announced with the launch of the 2018.4 Issue of Swing the Fly due out in late October.


1st Prize: $150 gift certificate to the Red Shed Fly Shop!

2nd Prize: $75 gift certificate to the Red Shed Fly Shop!

3rd Prize: $50 gift certificate to the Red Shed Fly Shop!

Plus one Random Drawing Winner will be selected from all the entries and win a $50 Red Shed Fly Shop gift certificate.

A selection of the entries (winners and non-winners) will also then be featured in a special photo essay in next issue of Swing the Fly.

Photo Rights: If you submit a photograph to the photo contest, you grant Swing the Fly a royalty-free, non-exclusive right to Swing the Fly Press, LLC to use the photograph(s) in Swing the Fly magazine (Digital and Print) as well as on the internet and on social media in direct relation to the publishing/advertising of Swing the Fly magazine.

Supporting the Future of Wild Fish

Participate in this contest and support Wild Fish. We are going to donate $1 for each photo (Up to $300 max) submitted to the winner's choice of Wild Fish organizations!

A very special thank you is due to the Red Shed Fly Shop for their sponsorship of this contest! Please be sure to give them your support!


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