Annual Statewide Photo Contest Has Begun
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA—Do you enjoy taking photos of woodland paths and shining shorelines, songbirds and bunnies in the backyard, family members exploring a flower garden? Then you’ll be excited to know that Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, is now under way and continuing through Sunday, September 30.
From late spring into early fall, hundreds of photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities submit thousands of images revealing the natural beauty of the Bay State; the Commonwealth’s animals and plants in all their bountiful biodiversity; and countless kids or groups of friends caught by the camera as they connect with nature.
Photo contest 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 contestant may enter a maximum of 10 photographs, which 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 all entries, regardless of original format, must be submitted online.
One grand prize winner will be awarded a $250 gift card, in addition to being featured in Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. Eleven winners will receive $100 gift cards and at least six honorable mentions will receive $50 gift cards. All gift cards are to be redeemed at Mass Audubon shops or wildlife sanctuaries. 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 160,000 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.