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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South Florida Water Management District are pleased to announce cash prizes exclusive to the 2024 Florida Python Challenge™, courtesy of the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Thank you to our Platinum Level
Sponsors ($10,000+) Bergeron Everglades Foundation and Inversa Leathers, and our Gold Level Sponsor ($5,000+) Edison National Bank for supporting the Florida Python Challenge™

Prizes will be issued by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Prize winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Florida Python Challenge™ Prizes

$10,000 Ultimate Grand Prize 

Awarded to the participant who removes the most pythons as part of the competition.

Professional Category

Most Pythons Professional Category                                     $2,500

Most Pythons Professional Category Runner Up                  $1,500

Longest Python Professional Category                                  $1,000

Novice Category

Most Pythons Novice Category                                            $2,500

Most Pythons Novice Category Runner Up                         $1,500

Longest Python Novice Category                                          $1,000

Military Category 

Most Pythons Military Category                                             $2,500

Most Pythons Military Category Runner Up                          $1,500

Longest Python Military Category                                           $1,000 

NOTE: Florida Python Challenge™ participants may only win one prize. If an individual is eligible for more than one prize, they will be awarded the prize of the highest value and the next qualifying participant in place for that category will be awarded the remaining prize.

Help us remove invasive Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosystem for your chance to win prizes while helping native wildlife!