Jamestown, N.Y. – You have till the end of the month to take a fresh picture or choose one from your collection to enter into the 2021 Nature Photography Contest presented by Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) of Jamestown, N.Y.
Tuesday, August 31, is the deadline for submitting your photograph that could win $200.
Cash prizes of $200 each will be awarded to winners in both the Youth (ages 8 to 18, or still in high school) and Adult (ages 18 or older, or out of high school) divisions in all three categories of:
– Fauna – any wild animal, no photos of animals in captivity, such as pets, zoos, or rehab animals
– Flora – all plants, fungi, lichens, etc.
– Landscapes/Waterscapes – mountains, forests, fields, deserts, etc.; oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, etc.
The six winning photographs and 12 finalists — six youth and six adults — will be displayed indefinitely on the contest website along with the photographer’s name and city/state/country.
ACNC will print the winning photographs to exhibit in the Nature Center, and winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media, when known.
Fine art nature photographer Karen Glosser is judging this year’s competition.
Full details of the competition as well as images of previous winners and finalists are at ACNCPhotoContest.com.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can enjoy the grounds, with its six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, dawn to dusk daily, free of charge.
The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the new Hellbender exhibit, the Blue Heron Gift Shop, and winning photographs from the 2020 Nature Photography Contest. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members enjoy free building admission daily, and building admission is free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.
Face coverings are not required outdoors, but unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear face coverings when inside the Nature Center building. To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.