Audubon Community Nature Center 2022 Nature Photography Contest

Your nature shot could win you $200!


A mixed panel of professional and amateur photographers will choose a Youth (ages 8 to 18) and an Adult (age 19 and older) winner in the categories of Fauna (any wild animal; no photos of animals in captivity, such as pets, zoos, or rehab animals) and Landscapes/Waterscapes (mountains, forests, fields, deserts, etc.; or oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, etc.). Each of those four winners will receive a $200 cash prize. The panel will also name three Youth and three Adult finalists.

Additional $200 cash prizes will be awarded to the Adult and Youth photos receiving the most Community Choice votes online, and three each will receive finalist recognition. A photo could receive both the Community Choice and a judged award.


- Cash Prizes: $200 each for Adult and Youth winners in each of three categories: Fauna, Landscapes/Waterscapes, and Community Choice
- Winners and finalists will be displayed on the contest website along with the photographer's name and city/state/country.
- Winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media when known.
- Winning photographs will be printed and exhibited in the Nature Center.


The contest is open to photographers from around the world ages 8 and over. Contestants must be able to prepare digital files according to the guidelines, fill out an online entry form which includes uploading the photograph files, and pay an entry fee of $15 per photo. Contestants must also have access to a valid email address for communication with contest officials.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The photographer retains full copyright to their images. However, participation in the contest requires the contestant to give Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) permission to use the photographs without compensation on the Contest Website as well as on other ACNC websites and in news releases which may appear in print or on third party websites for the purpose of publicizing the contest. ACNC will always include the photographer's name when using a photograph for any purpose.


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