Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Under Way!

Release Date:
April 1, 2013

LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, begins today, April 1, and continues through Monday, September 30.

The popular competition attracts thousands of entries from hundreds of photographers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Their images celebrate the beauty of Massachusetts, from people enjoying the natural world with family and friends to remarkable photos of entrancing wildlife and lush habitats.

There are two age levels, 18 and Older and Under 18. Submission categories include: People in Nature, Birds, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, and Landscapes. Each entrant may submit up to five photographs, which must be taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp, located in Rindge, NH.

A grand prize winner, selected from among up to 10 winners (two from each level per category), will be awarded a $250 gift card, to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary. In addition, the grand prize winner's photo will be featured in Connections, Mass Audubon’s member newsletter.

Other winners will receive $100 gift cards, to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary, and up to 10 runners-up will win $50 gift cards. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

All submissions, regardless of original format, must be submitted online. Please visitwww.massaudubon.org/picturethis for contest rules, submitting images online, and other details.

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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.