Big Shoot 2020 is here and gone! It was a beautiful weekend at Devil’s Den State Park with camping, workshops, photowalks, free loaner gear, networking, and the main event – a photo contest with over $1500 in prizes. We would like to thank our sponsors Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma and Tamron for leading the education and providing gear for participants to try out! Thank you to The Photographic Alliance of Fort Smith for providing a chili dinner and to The Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas for providing snack packs to attendees hitting the trails.

For our photography contest, participants were challenged to shoot and submit images taken during the Big Shoot weekend only in categories of Landscape, Macro, and Wildlife photography. We had a lot of great submissions this year, but the judges have spoken. 1st Place winners receive a $250 Bedford Gift Card, 2nd Place winners receive a $150 Bedford Gift Card, and both Honorable Mentions receive a $50 Bedford Gift Card. Check out the winning images!


1st Place: Brett Schauf of Wichita, KS

Devils Den State Park – Yellow Rock Trail overlook

2nd Place: Alan Wagoner of Booneville, AR

Fall colors at Devil’s Den before sunrise. 6:20 AM 11-10-20 

Honorable Mention: Brad Maxwell of Fayetteville AR

Capturing fall foliage at Devil’s Den

Honorable Mention: Greg Disch of Fort Smith, AR

Lee Creek


1st Place: Genee Dibler of Oklahoma City, OK

Red-bellied Woodpecker

2nd Place: Julia Shea of Oklahoma City, OK

Home Maker

Honorable Mention: Ashley Roper of Caney, KS

Emerging from the Depth

Honorable Mention: Sandy Berger of Fort Smith, AR

Hermit Thrush


1st Place: Scott Dornberg of Springdale, AR

One must have sunshine

2nd Place: David Berger of Fort Smith, AR

Northern Sea Grass

Honorable Mention: Brett Schauf of Wichita, KS

Hanging by a thread

Honorable Mention: Candi Hopp of Alma, AR

Plant along a trail

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who attended Big Shoot 2020! We hope to see you next year. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the latest events.

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