Don’t Miss Out On Mass Audubon’s Annual Photo Contest!

Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Enter ‘Picture This: Your Great Outdoors’ Competition

Release Date:
September 3, 2014

LINCOLN, MA—Attention shutterbugs: Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, is down to its final month! Photographers have until Tuesday, September 30 to submit images to the popular competition, which attracts thousands of entries from hundreds of photographers of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds

And September is a fantastic month for outdoor photography, with plenty of blue-sky days and the foliage beginning to burst with color.

The competition is divided into two age levels, 18 and Older and Under 18. Submission categories include: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, 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 12 winners (two from each age 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-winning photograph 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 six honorable mentions will receive $50 gift cards, all to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or wildlife sanctuary. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

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

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Mass Audubon protects 36,500 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—a 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 125,000 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 massaudubon.org.