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 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