Jamestown Audubon Accepting Photo Contest Entries

South Riding, Va., photographer Kathleen Furey, was a previous finalist with her photograph, "Swan Lake." Image via the Audubon Community Nature Center.

JAMESTOWN – Audubon Community Nature Center is awarding cash prizes to winners of its 2020 Nature Photography Contest.

“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” said this year’s judge, Alex Shipherd.

Cash prizes of $200 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:

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.

Audubon Community Nature Center 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.

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.

Deadline for submission of photographs is August 31, 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 is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. While the Nature Center building is closed due to COVID-19 per New York State restrictions, the public can visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily.

To learn more about Audubon, call (716) 569-2345 or visit AudubonCNC.org.

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.


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