2013 Nature Photography Contest


Part of Jamestown Audubon’s mission is to connect people with nature. The photo contest helps us fulfill that mission in two ways. The photographer connects with nature while making images and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature by seeing the images.

The purpose of the contest is to give photographers an outlet to share their work and have it judged, while at the same time inspiring others to connect with nature and raising money to support the work of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, New York.

* 2 Divisions – Youth and Adult
* 3 Categories – Landscapes, Plants, Wildlife
* 6 winners
* Cash Prizes / Gift Certificates for Photo processing
* Entry fee: $10/photo
* Deadline to apply: June 30, 2013
* Click to Rules page for more details

The contest is open to photographers from around the world ages 8 and over. Contestants must be able to prepare digital files according to the guidelines below, fill out an online entry form which includes uploading the photograph files, and pay an entry fee of $10 per photo. Contestants must also have access to a valid email address for communication with contest officials.

Prizes will be awarded in two divisions:

* Adult: age 18 or older, or out of high school
* Youth: ages 8 to 18, or still in high school

Photographers may submit as many photos as they like in any or all of three (3) categories:

* Landscapes
* Plants (includes trees, fungi, lichens, mosses, etc.)
* Wildlife – animals in their natural habitats

Prizes & Recognitions
There will be 1 prize per division per category – a total of six (6) prizes.

Each winner will receive:
* Cash Prize: $100
* Gift Certificate: $50 for photo processing from our sponsor, Main Street Photo

Photos of winners and finalists will be displayed on this website along with the photographer’s name and city/state/country.

File Format
Files must be in JPG format. Any aspect ratio is acceptable, but please size the file so that the longest dimension is 800 pixels and set the quality to “high.” (Not sure how to do this? Try http://webresizer.com/resizer/ or http://pixlr.com/editor/.) This should result in a file that is in the neighborhood of 500-600KB.

Filenames MUST be in this format:

For example: if you are a Youth photographer named Joe Smith submitting 2 photographs in the Landscape category and 1 in the Wildlife category, your filenames would be:


In order to ensure anonymous judging, please include no signatures or watermarks that would reveal the name of the photographer.

It is VERY time-consuming to organize photos for the judges. PLEASE follow these guidelines or we may be forced to refuse your entry. Thank you!

* Submission: Begin submitting now. The deadline to submit is June 30, 2013.
* Judging: mid-July
* Finalists and Winners Announced: late-July

The photographer retains full copyright to his or her images. However, participation in the contest requires the contestant to give Jamestown Audubon permission to use the photographs without compensation on the Contest Website as well as on other Jamestown Audubon websites and in news releases which may appear in print or on third party websites for the purpose of publicizing the contest. Jamestown Audubon will always include the photographer’s name when using a photograph for any purpose.

Submit photos here

Contest page: http://www.jasphotocontest.com/

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