Calling All Shutterbugs: Mass Audubon Annual Photo Contest Underway!
Michael P. O'Connor
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 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.