Mass Audubon’s Annual ‘Picture This’ Photo Contest Ends Sunday
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA—There’s still time to enter Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, which wraps up Sunday, September 30.
Shutterbugs of all ages and abilities know that early autumn is prime time for taking memorable pictures of the Bay State's natural beauty, as the foliage season commences with its dramatic palette of color patterns and the sun slants lower in the sky.
So why not get outside, connect with nature, and click away?
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, Explore. 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 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.