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Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest

Picture This 2014 LogoMASSACHUSETTS – Mass Audubon’s annual Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest is now underway, with hundreds of participants expected to submit images of the Bay State’s natural beauty and wildlife diversity before the competition ends September 30.

 

Each year, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors attracts shutterbugs of all abilities, ages and backgrounds, who are encouraged to fan out across the state (and Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH) to take their best shots of birds and other animals, friends and family members enjoying the outdoors, and more.

 

For the 2016 contest, photographers will be able to submit up to10 entries, double the number allowed previously. Categories include People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, and Other Animals, as well as a single category for Landscapes, Plants, and Fungi. The age groupings are again 18-and-Over and Under-18.

 

All submissions, regardless of original format, must be submitted online. A grand prize winner will be awarded a $250 gift card, to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or wildlife sanctuary. The grand prize photograph will also be featured in Mass Audubon’s member newsletter.

 

Nine winners will get $100 gift cards to redeem at a Mass Audubon shop or sanctuary. At least six honorable mentions will win $50 gift cards to redeem at a shop or sanctuary, and additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

 

Please visit www.massaudubon.org/picturethis to learn more and read the complete contest rules.

About Mass Audubon

 

Mass Audubon-Maple SugaringMass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1896 by two inspirational women who were committed to the protection of birds, Mass Audubon has grown to become a powerful force for conservation in New England. Today we are respected for our sound science, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature. Each year, our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries welcomes nearly half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and serves as the base for our work.

 

To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit www.massaudubon.org

 

 

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