Audubon Nature Center is holding photography contest; June 30 is deadline to enter

Jamestown Audubon photo by winner Taegan Smith
“Makin’ Shade” by Taegan Smith of Frewsburg was one of the winners in the 2014 Nature Photography Contest held by the Audubon Nature Center. Photo courtesy Jamestown Audubon.

Tuesday, June 30 is the deadline to enter the 2015 Nature Photography Contest held by the Audubon Nature Center in Jamestown.

“If you don’t have a photo you’ve already taken that you want to enter, there is plenty of time to get outdoors and do some shooting,” said Jennifer Schlick, Audubon Nature Center program director.

“Part of our mission is to connect people with nature. The photo contest helps us fulfill that mission in two ways: The photographer connects with nature while making images, and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature by seeing the images.”

Schlick added that the contest gives photographers an outlet to share their work and have it judged, while at the same time inspiring others to connect with nature and raising funds to support the work of the Audubon Nature Center in Jamestown.

Prizes are awarded in three categories and two divisions. The Youth Division is for those who are ages 8-18 or are still in high school. The Adult Division is for people ages 18 and over or are past high school. See all the contest rules.

Youth and Adult winners in the categories of Landscapes, Plants and Wildlife will each receive a $100 cash prize.

In 2014, adult photographers from 30 states and four foreign countries entered the competition. Youth entries came from 18 states and four foreign countries.

This is the fifth annual competition.

See images of winners and finalists from previous Nature Photography Contests.

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