Photogenic Frog Contest

Spring 2024

Official Rules

            Participants outside of Windsor are welcome, but all contestants must be at least 5 years of age.  Photographs must be original content, taken of one of the following amphibians in their native/natural habitat: Fowler’s Toad, American Toad, Spring Peeper, Gray Tree Frog, Wood Frog, American Bullfrog, Pickerel Frog, Green Frog, Northern Leopard Frog, Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog, and Eastern Spadefoot (endangered)

            Each contestant will only have one photograph judged and all submissions will be uploaded through the Google Form link provided on the contest page. If a contestant wants to submit a replacement photo, they may submit the new photograph through the Google form, and only the most recent photograph will be considered.  Submissions will be accepted during the contest timeframe, beginning March 1st and ending at 11:59 p.m. May 13th

            Judging criteria will be based on: the photograph containing a Connecticut native frog or toad species in its natural habitat, consistent basic photographic elements of mass appeal, and the photograph highlights or invokes a sense of natural exploration. There are a total of six placings; First Place, Second Place and Third Place of which are open to all contestants. There are three Honorable Mention Places: Youth Category for ages 5-10, Youth Category for ages 11-17, and a People’s Choice placing, (to be judged via social media contest on the Northwest Park’s Official Facebook Page). 

New England Frog and Toad Resources

https://www.vtherpatlas.org/what-weve-learned/frog-calling-times/
https://www.almanac.com/spring-song-wood-frogs-peepers-and-frog-chorus
https://www.ctherpetology.com/frogs-and-toads
http://wildlifeofct.com/frogs%20and%20toads.html

Helpful Frog Activity Graphs

2023 Contest Winners

Ages 5-11 Winner – Brennan Mason

Ages 11-17 Winner – Owen Warriner

First Place – Heather Sinon

Second Place / People’s Choice – Kimmy Reindl

Third Place – Marisa Macri