Air Force photo contest accepting submissions until Aug 13

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The submission window for this year’s Air Force Photo Contest is extended to Aug. 13.

The contest launched July 1 with a theme of “What a Wonderful World.”

Airmen, Guardians and their families, ages six and older, are encouraged to submit their photos in five categories:

Adult Novice and Accomplished categories, for those 18 and older at the time of entry: Novice for new photographers and accomplished for those with knowledge based on training or experience, or those who operate as professional photographers.

Youth categories, based on the age of the photographer at the time of submission: Children for ages 6-8, pre-teens for ages 9-12 and teens for ages 13-17.

Photographers can submit up to two original images in JPEG format at  Images must be at least 3 MB and not exceed 9 MB. As part of the Air Force’s Arts and Crafts Program, managed by the Air Force Services Center, the contest is open to all authorized patrons of Air Force morale, welfare and recreation programs.

When the contest closes Aug. 13, expert photographers will evaluate each entry based on impact, creativity and technical excellence. Winners will be announced a few months later with the top three photographers in each category winning Amazon gift cards of $500 for first place, $400 for second and $200 for third.

Visit the Air Force Photo Contest Facebook page or Instagram @airforcephotographer, where updates, photographer stories, tips and special features are posted weekly.