2016 Statewide Photo Contest Enters Final Month

Release Date:
September 2, 2016

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 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.