Annual Photography Contest


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Shoot & Share:  
Rediscovering Oak Alley through our visitors 

All photographers, amateur and professional, alike, are invited to submit their favorite photos taken during a recent visit to Oak Alley. 

Current Contest dates: January 2022 - December 31, 2022
(submissions due by 11:59 pm (CST),  January 5)


Annual Contest Dates:

Spring Forward :   January 1 - June 30

 (submissions due by 11:59 pm (CST), July 5)


Fall Back :   July 1 - December 31  

(submissions due by 11:59 pm (CST),  January 5)



Photos must be a representation of Oak Alley.  Select the category for the photo being submitted.  You may submit one photo per category.  *Photographer may only win in one category.


Landscape & Nature

Captures the presence of the natural surroundings including animals, botanicals and all plantlife.  

Can also focus on man-made features or alterations of Oak Alley's natural landscape.


Photography of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects (i.e. Big House, slave cabin, sugarcane theater, iron fence)


Portrait & Still Life

Photographing objects, people or groups of people that capture the personality of the subject(s),  reflects an experience or tells their story. 


Photographic Art

Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e., colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.). It is up to the discretion of the contest administators and judges to deem whether a photo seems altered. 


- Each category will have a first place, second place and third place winner as well as honorable mention. 

 - Prizes to be awarded:

      -  Winners will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and through Oak Alley's website.  


Official Contest Rules  (Please read!)

Entry Form and Instructions

Past Winners and E-Books