Enter your photos in the 2014 Wild Shots Photo Contest!  Pack up those cameras and head to the zoo for your chance to win a family 4 pack of season passes!  With hundreds of animals, Gulf Breeze Zoo's diverse wildlife and interactive animal experiences presents the perfect backdrop for shuttterbugs of all ages.  Snap funny family pictures or the perfect animal poses.  Scenery, funny faces and animal antics are encouraged.  So grab your camera and take your best Wild Shot!


The Wild Shots Photo Contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. Each entry will be ranked overall in its entrant category based on the following criteria: composition and nature of the subject matter; clarity of the shot; and suitability for use in marketing materials. 


Entrants who are 12 years old and younger.

Entrants who are 13 years old and older. 

Cell Phone
Entrants of any age who submit photos taken with a cellular device, and not with a handheld camera.

Deadlines and Awards

Contest begins Tuesday July 1, 2014. Photos from July 1, 2014 to the current contest date may be included.

Deadline for photo and release form submission is Sunday August 31, 2014.

Winners will be notified via email and announced the week of Monday September 7, 2014. 
- Winner selections are final and binding. 

Prize packages will be awarded the week of September 7, 2014.
- Return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable will result in the prize being forfeited and an alternate winner selected. 


Wild Shots Photo Contest Rules:
  • Individuals must observe posted Gulf Breeze Zoo rules while on property taking photographs. 
  • Images must be taken on Zoo property and must be of Gulf Breeze Zoo animals.
  • Photos of people interacting with/feeding the animals are highly desirable. 
  • By submitting the photo Release Form, entrants grant permission to use photos in Zoo marketing projects.
  • A maximum of 5 photographs are allowed per entrant.
  • Submissions that do not meet contest rules and guidelines may not be considered for judging or prize package awards. 

General Terms 
By submitting photos, entrants agree to: 
  • Release the Gulf Breeze Zoo and its agents from all liability, injuries,loss and/or damage of any kind arising from their participation in the contest and the acceptance, possession and use/misuse of any prize; 
  • Be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges; and 
  • Give his or her express permission to be contacted by Gulf Breeze Zoo by email, mail or phone. 

By submitting a photo, entrant consents to the use of his/her name, photograph, likeness and entry photograph for advertising, promotional and educational purposes in all media without additional compensation.

Photo Release Agreement

Photo Release Agreement
I certify that the photographs I have submitted were taken by me and have not been previously published. I have read, understand, and agree to the contest rules. I understand that Gulf Breeze Zoo retains the right to use selected contest entries for publication, Web site, educational, or promotional projects. I do hereby certify that I am eighteen (18) years or more of age,* and do hereby give and grant to the zoo, and/or any individual, firm or publication designated by it, the exclusive right to use, publish and copyright my name, and photograph. I may be included in the photographs in whole or in part, in composite or distorted form, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name for reproduction in any medium. I agree that should the Gulf Breeze Zoo and its designees not desire to use any of the rights described above, they are under no obligation to do so.  

Hold Harmless Statement
I agree my participation in the photo contest is voluntary and at the sole risk of the undersigned. I hereby release Gulf Breeze Zoo , employees, officers, directors, agents, and volunteers from any and all liability, losses or claims to me and to all my legal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for damage and injury to me to any person or property arising out of participation in the photo contest whether on Gulf Breeze Zoo property or elsewhere. This agreement includes but is not limited to claims or demands on account of injury or damage caused by negligence of Gulf Breeze Zoo staff and any other individual listed above. 

Behavior Policy
Gulf Breeze Zoo is committed to ensuring that the photo contest is safe for the participants, animals, and general public. All participants must follow the posted and printed rules and guidelines provided by the zoo. Failure to do this will result in removal from the property and disqualification from the photo contest.