Annual Statewide Photo Contest in Final Month!

Release Date:
September 7, 2022

LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, is down to its final few weeks, but still encouraging shutterbugs of all abilities to enter.

The 2022 competition, which commenced June 1, runs through Friday, September 30.

Each year, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors is enjoyed by photographers of all ages and backgrounds whose numbers have increased as so many more people have been appreciating the outdoors and nature during this time of uncertainty.

In fact, last year’s contest drew more than 8,000 submissions from hundreds of competitors and Mass Audubon organizers are hoping to exceed those numbers this year.

Participants must enter in their appropriate age groups: 18-and-Older or Under-18. Photo subject categories include: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Landscapes, and Plants and Fungi.

Photographs must have been shot in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH, but can have been taken any time prior to or during the 2022 contest period.

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 win $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.

All gift cards are to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or wildlife sanctuary.

 

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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.