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Great Egret © Kimberly Robbins

Celebrate Nature by Entering Mass Audubon's 2023 Statewide Photo Contest!

Press Release
July 21, 2023

Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photography contest is back, encouraging shutterbugs of all ages and backgrounds to take their best shots of the Bay State’s natural beauty. 

Now in its 14th year, the Picture This: Your Great Outdoors competition will run through Saturday, September 30.

The popular contest is eagerly awaited by photographers of all abilities and last year’s contest drew hundreds of competitors, who submitted more than 7,000 images. The 2022 Grand-Prize winning photo, of a Great Egret with wings spread, seemingly dancing across a Cape Cod coastal wetland, was taken by Kimberly Robbins of Chatham.

Participants must enter in their appropriate age groups: 18-and-Older or Under-18. 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 2023 contest period.

One Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $250 gift card and a chance to be featured in Mass Audubon’s member newsletter, Explore.

Eleven category winners will receive $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.

To enter and to review contest information, including rules and how to submit photos online, please visit 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.

Media Contact:

Michael P. O'Connor

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