July 31 is Deadline for Audubon Community Nature Center 2018 Nature Photography Contest

July 31 is Deadline for Audubon Community Nature Center 2018 Nature Photography Contest

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Audubon Community Nature Center

Jamestown, N.Y. – You still have time to enter your best photos in the 2018 Nature Photography Contest sponsored by Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

Midnight on Tuesday, July 31, is the deadline to submit your favorite images, whether from your collection or new ones you shoot today. A simple online submission process makes it easy to enter your work whatever your level of experience.

Since a beautiful nature photograph inspires appreciation for the natural world, the Photo Contest helps fulfill ACNC’s mission of connecting people with nature.

The theme for 2018 is Natural Wonders: Big and Small.

First place 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 will receive prizes of $300 cash plus $75 gift cards to Delaware Camera (cameraspot.com). Second place winners will receive $100 plus $50 gift cards to Delaware Camera.

ACNC will make and frame prints of the winning photographs that will be on exhibit at the Nature Center for one year.

Winning photos and 12 finalists (six in each division) will be displayed indefinitely on the contest website (acncphotocontest.com) along with the photographer’s name and city/state/country. Winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media, when known.

Nature photographer Bill Smith will judge the entries. To foster artistic development, winners and finalists can opt in to receive a personalized critique from the judge.

Entry fee is $10 per photograph. All funds raised support Audubon’s environmental education programs.

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.

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