Audubon Community Nature Center Opens 2020 Photography Contest

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It is not too early to start finding or taking your best shots to submit to Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2020 Nature Photography Contest. This photograph, “Pyrrhulixia” (Desert Cardinal), taken by Zachary Gray of Harlingen, Tex., was one of last year’s Youth Division winners.
It is not too early to start finding or taking your best shots to submit to Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2020 Nature Photography Contest. This photograph, “Pyrrhulixia” (Desert Cardinal), taken by Zachary Gray of Harlingen, Tex., was one of last year’s Youth Division winners.

Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) in Jamestown, N.Y., is now accepting submissions for its 2020 Nature Photography
Contest.

This year’s judge, Alex Shipherd, advises prospective contest entrants, “The Contest categories leave the field wide open for whatever fascinates you as a nature photographer. Don’t be shy. Search out something that captivates you, and take your best shot!”

Categories are:

Wildlife Portraits: any wild animal. No photos of animals in captivity, such as pets, zoos, or rehab animals.
Macro Abstracts: anything that is natural/wild such as flowers, insects, leaves, water droplets, eyes/feathers of animals, close-up textures in nature, etc.
Habitats and Landscapes: places that any wild animals live in and/or waterfalls, sunsets, mountains, etc.

Winners in both the Adult (ages 18 or older, or out of high school) and Youth (ages 8 to 18, or still in high school) divisions in all three categories will each receive a $200 cash prize.

The 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 for exhibit in the Nature Center, and winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media.

Deadline for submission of photographs is Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Full details of the competition as well as images of previous winners and finalists can be found at ACNCPhotoContest.com.

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. Visit at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa., or online at AudubonCNC.org.