Voting Ends 8/28/2022 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time

Nature Photography Contest

Thank you for participating in the twelfth Annual Nature Photography Contest at Audubon Community Nature Center! This contest is a chance to showcase your best nature photos and possibly win $200. It is also a fundraiser that supports Audubon's mission of nurturing the connection between people and nature.

Audubon is hosting the site with a new service to make it easier to submit and judge photos. It also adds a new option for a community choice award given to the adult and youth photo that gets the most votes.

Each photo entry costs $15. Photos must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Sunday, August 28, 2022.


Divisions:
Prizes will be awarded in two divisions for each category:

  • Adult: age 19 or older, or out of high school at the end of the contest.
  • Youth: ages 8 to 18, or still in high school at the end of the contest.

Categories:
  1. Fauna: any wild animal. No photos of animals in captivity, such as pets, zoos, or rehab animals.
  2. Landscapes / Waterscapes: mountains, forests, fields, deserts, etc.; oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, etc.

Community Choice:
This prize will go out to the photo with the most votes online in the adult and the youth division. It is possible that a photo will receive both the community choice award and win in another category.


Prizes:
  1. Six $200 Winners: One in each category for youth and adult, including the community choice award for youth and adult.
  2. 18 Finalists will be selected (3 youth, 3 adult in the two judged categories, as well as the top 3 youth and adults in the community choice category.)
  3. Winners' and finalists' photographs will be posted on this website. Winning photographers will be notified through e-mail and receive cash prizes in United States dollars via a check sent by United States mail. No cash transfers are available.
  4. Winners and finalists will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media if known.
  5. ACNC will print the winning photographs to exhibit in the Nature Center.

Leaderboard

Adult

1st
Majestic Bald Eagle on Allegheny River
135 Votes
2nd
The Card Comb over
45 Votes
3rd
Point Gratiot Sun
30 Votes
4th
Whats Up
25 Votes
5th
Gods Creation
20 Votes
6th
Staring contest with a juvenile hawk
15 Votes
7th
birds on Sanibel Island
15 Votes
8th
Jugemental Squirrel
15 Votes
9th
Crisp Winter Day
10 Votes
10th
Lily Dale Peeper
10 Votes
11th
Lake sunset
10 Votes
12th
Muted Snows
10 Votes
13th
Ethereal
10 Votes
14th
Baby bison
10 Votes

Youth

1st
Downy in a Magnolia
45 Votes
2nd
Beautiful Sunset Dandelion
30 Votes
3rd
Scottish Sika
10 Votes
4th
Swan Study
10 Votes
5th
Friends, Siblings, Anything -3
0 Votes
6th
Friends, Siblings, Anything-2
0 Votes
7th
Friends, Siblings, Anything -1
0 Votes
8th
Injured Coyote in Yellowstone
0 Votes
9th
Living Life on the Edge
0 Votes
10th
California Waters
0 Votes
11th
April Fowls Bring Snowy Owls
0 Votes
12th
Small Feathered Friend
0 Votes

Raised $1,457
Goal $5,000

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