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 is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.