Audubon Hosting Nature Photography Contest

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JAMESTOWN – The Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown is now accepting submissions for its 2020 Nature Photography Contest.

Categories include:

  • 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.

Center officials say Alex Shipherd will judge the submissions.

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.

The Audubon will print the winning photographs for exhibit in the Nature Center.

Deadline for submission of photographs is Sunday, June 28. Full details of the competition as well as images of previous winners and finalists can be found at

There is a $15 entry fee. The winners will be announced in mid-July.


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