Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Under Way!
Michael P. O'Connor
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.
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.