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 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 www.massaudubon.org.