Sept. 30 Deadline for Mass Audubon's 2012 Annual Statewide Photo Contest

Release Date:
September 4, 2012

LINCOLN, MA—More than a thousand people have already entered Mass Audubon’s 2012 statewide photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors. But time is running out—the deadline to enter photographs is September 30. Hurry and send in your best digital images that highlight the beauty and diversity of Massachusetts wildlife, habitats, and people in nature.

Entrants of all ages and abilities are invited to submit their photos. Participants may submit up to five images taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, New Hampshire. Judging will be based on experience (Professional, Amateur, Under 18) and in six subject categories: People in Nature, Birds, Other Animals, Plants, Landscapes, and Artistically Modified.

Up to 18 finalists will win a $100 gift card to redeem at a Mass Audubon shop or wildlife sanctuary. One Grand Prize winner, selected from the finalists, will be awarded a $250 gift card, in addition to being featured in Connections, Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. All finalists will be featured on Mass Audubon’s website (www.massaudubon.org).

After the contest, the winning images will be enlarged, framed, and displayed in a “traveling gallery” that will visit Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries statewide in 2013.

To submit photos and view the complete rules, visit:www.massaudubon.org/picturethis.

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Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.

Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.