Calling All Shutterbugs: Mass Audubon Annual Photo Contest Underway!

Release Date:
June 5, 2017

LINCOLN, MA—Picture you, your family, and friends participating in Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest now underway and running through September 30.

Picture This: Your Great Outdoors attracts hundreds of photographers representing all abilities, ages and backgrounds, encouraging them to record the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Bay State. Each year, thousands of images are submitted—of Massachusetts’ most inspiring natural settings, its eye-pleasing wildlife, and increasingly, children and adults as they forge personal connections with nature.

Participants may compete in one of two age categories, 18 and Older and Under 18.

Subject areas include: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Landscapes, and 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. Images may have been taken at any time prior to or during the contest.

One grand prize winner will be awarded a $250 gift card (to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary), in addition to being featured in Explore, Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. Eleven 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.

All submissions, regardless of original format, must be submitted online.


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