Four annual contests draw readers into the magazine for recognition and prizes. Deer of the Year presents the best reader photos of deer they took that season, along with a story about each hunt. Similarly, Fish of the Year presents the best of our reader’s catch shots. Outdoor Life’s Photo Contest publishes the best reader photos submitted in five categories and gives a cash prize for overall Best Photo. And Outdoor Life’s Adventure Essay Contest invites readers to write about their most exciting outdoors adventure. The winner’s story is published and the winner receives a cash prize.