Final Month for Mass Audubon’s Annual Statewide Photo Contest!

Release Date:
August 31, 2017


LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon’s popular photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, is entering its final month. That means photographers have until Saturday, September 30 to submit up to 10 images that reflect the natural beauty of the Bay State.

Participants may compete in one of two age categories, 18 and Older and Under 18. Photographs must be taken in Massachusetts or at Wildwood, Mass Audubon’s overnight camp in Rindge, NH. Images can 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, Landscapes, and Plants and Fungi.

The Picture This: competition attracts thousands of entries each year, from hundreds of photographers of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds. And September typically offers lots of great weather conditions for shutterbugs: clear blue skies, softer light, and trees starting to adorn themselves in autumn colors.

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 be presented with $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 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