Rausser College 2022 Photo contest

January 31, 2022

Help us tell the Rausser College story by entering our photo contest! Submit your best images for a chance to win prizes and to have your work featured in Rausser College publications and social media. 

Guidelines for Photographers 

  • Deadline for Submissions: Extended to March 7!
  • Limit five photos per person
  • All photos must be original and must depict activities, research, teaching, or people in or related to the Rausser College of Natural Resources. 
  • Photos should be taken within the past 5 years

This year there will be no specific categories to submit to. Please submit your best photos showing research or teaching in action, life at Rauser College, macro or micro photography, landscape scenes, and more. 


  • The contest is open to current and former members of the Rausser College of Natural Resources, defined broadly to include faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, and alumni. 
  • All photos must be taken by the entrant (or if entrant is a subject in the photo, with permission of the photographer). By submitting an entry, the participant is confirming that (a) they took the photo or have permission from the photographer if they appear in the photo; and (b) they grant the College permission to use the photo as described below. 

Selection Process & Prizes

  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 photos chosen by judges. 
  • Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of judges made up of members of the Rausser College dean’s office staff and College alumni advisory boards (including student representatives).
  • Individual participants may submit up to five entries and may receive more than one award. 
  • By submitting photos you also give permission for your images to be used (with photo credit) on the College’s websites, social media, and in print. Winning photos will be posted on College websites and social media channels and may also be featured in Breakthroughs magazine and other print collateral such as thank you cards and promotional materials. 

Use this form to submit your photos. 

Submission guidelines

  • Photo formats accepted: .jpg, .png, .psd, .tiff
  • Please submit image in the highest resolution / largest size you have
  • If you have trouble using the form, you can email your submission to cnr_news@berkeley.edu with title "PHOTO CONTEST SUBMISSION" in the subject line

Judging criteria: 

Judges will take into consideration these criteria: composition, visual appeal, connection with Rausser College of Natural Resources, color, lighting, exposure and focus, overall impression/impact.