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There’s Still Time to Enter Annual ‘Picture This’ Photo Contest, which Ends Thursday, Sept. 30

Press Release
September 08, 2021

LINCOLN, MA—It’s not too late to take that “perfect” photograph revealing just how one feels about the natural world and submit it to Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, which wraps up Thursday, September 30.

More than 5,000 images were entered for the 2020 contest, and judges have found this year’s competitors to be just as enthusiastic and committed. Contestants can submit up to 10 images.

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 2021 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. 

Last year’s Grand Prize-winning image was an especially prehistoric-looking Snapping Turtle, taken by Patrick Randall of North Scituate, RI.

To be sure of entering the 2021 contest while there is still time (and to review contest information, including rules and how to submit photos online), please visit www.massaudubon.org/picturethis.

About Mass Audubon

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 massaudubon.org.

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