New category added to Audubon nature photo contest; deadline is June 30

Lynda Younker of Ashville was recognized as a finalist in the Adult Plants category for her photo “Poppies” in 2015. Photo courtesy Jamestown Audubon Nature Center

A new category has been added to the Audubon Nature Center’s Nature Photography Contest: photos taken in the building or on the grounds that exemplify the nature center experience.

The contest is open to everyone from beginners to professionals.

The deadline to enter is June 30.

“Part of our mission is to connect people with nature,” said Jennifer Schlick, nature center program director and contest coordinator. “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.”

The contest gives photographers an outlet to share their work and have it judged while also raising funds to support the many education programs of the nature center.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories and two divisions. The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school; the Adult Division is age 18 and over or post-high school.

The categories are Landscapes, Plants (including trees, fungi, lichens, mosses, etc.), Wildlife (animals in their natural habitats) and Jamestown Audubon Nature Center.

Youth and Adult winners in each category will win a $100 cash prize.

See details for entering the contest as well as images from previous contests.

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