Mass Audubon’s 2015 Photo Contest Enters Final Month
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon reminds shutterbugs that its annual statewide photo competition, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, is accepting 2015-eligible entries only until the end of this month. Photographers have until September 30 to submit images to the contest, which each year attracts thousands of entries from hundreds of photographers of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds.
And September is typically a terrific month for outdoor photography, with lots of photo-friendly weather, and the foliage season starting to show its colors.
Picture This: Your Great Outdoors 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, Landscapes and, new this year, Travel. Each entrant may submit up to five photographs, which must be taken in Massachusetts, at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH, or on a Mass Audubon-led trip (domestic or international).
One grand prize winner will be awarded a $250 gift card to redeem at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary, in addition to being featured in Connections, Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. Up to 12 winners will win $100 gift cards and at least six honorable mentions will win $50 gift cards, all to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
All submissions, regardless of original format, must be submitted online.
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.