National Database Contests

Each year NAFHA holds a National Database Contest.  The goal of the contest is to raise awareness of the association's database.  Contestants receive one point for every entry they make into the database and an additional point for every county and species for which they enter data.  Being the first person to enter a particular county into the database, the first to enter a species into the database, and getting a country record for a species all garner additional points.

The contest is split into four seasonal sections - January to March, April to June, July to September, and October to December.  This gives people from many different regions of the country a chance to compete at the time when their herps are most active.

Use the following link to see the contest scoreboards.  All columns are sortable by clicking on the column heading.

National Contest Scoreboard


Another feature is the regional scoreboards, showing the leading data collectors in each NAFHA region:

Arizona Scoreboard

California Scoreboard

Midwest Region Scoreboard

Northeast Region Scoreboard

Northwest Region Scoreboard

Rocky Mountain Region Scoreboard

South Central Region Scoreboard

Southeast Region Scoreboard


If you would like to participate, just go to and start entering records.  Only records with photo or audio vouchers and the basic location, date, and species count towards the contest.  Happy herping!


Scoreboard from the 2012 National Database Contest can be found here.
Scoreboard from the 2011 National Database Contest can be found here.
Scoreboard from the 2010 National Database Contest can be found