Audubon Nature Photo Contest is Opportunity for Youth to Shine

With a total of $1,600 in prize money, Youth and Adults have their own categories in the Audubon Community Nature Center 2023 Nature Photography Contest. Pictured is the 2022 Youth Fauna (animals) winner, "Spring Peeper" by Benjamin Genter of Columbus, Indiana. It can also be seen in two places on the 2023 contest website,

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Youth ages 8 to 18 can win the same prize money as adults who enter the Audubon Community Nature Center 2023 Nature Photography Contest. In fact, since more adults usually enter, odds may be even better for youth.

A panel of judges will choose the Youth and Adult winners in the categories of Animals, Plants and Landscapes. All winners receive a $200 cash prize and will have their photographs printed and exhibited in the Nature Center. Three honorable mentions will also be named in each category.

Two additional $200 cash prizes are awarded for the Adult and Youth photos receiving the most Community Choice votes online. A photo could receive both the Community Choice and a judged award.

All winning and honorable mention photographs will be displayed on the contest website and announced in a widely distributed news release.

Full details of the 2023 competition are at, where you can enter photos and see all the 2022 contest winners and honorable mentions.

The sooner photographs are submitted, the longer the public can vote for them for the Community Choice awards. Photographers are reminded to encourage friends and family to vote for their entries, using the social media buttons on the contest website.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 2, 2023.

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. To learn more, visit