2016 Statewide Photo Contest Enters Final Month
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo competition, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, ends Friday, September 30—so shutterbugs of all abilities are reminded to get their best images in by the end of the month.
The popular Picture This: contest annually attracts thousands of entries from hundreds of photographers of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds. And September is typically a great time to enjoy the Massachusetts outdoors, with lots of photo-friendly weather, and the foliage season approaching.
Participants may compete in one of two age categories, 18 and Older and Under 18. Images may have been taken at any time prior to or during the contest but submissions, regardless of original format, must be submitted online.
Subject areas include: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, and Landscapes, Plants, and Fungi. Each entrant may submit up to 10 photographs, which must be taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH.
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 Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. Nine winners will win $100 gift cards and at least six honorable mentions will win $50 gift cards. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
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.