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Audubon Opens 2020 Photography Contest

The Audubon Community Nature Center is accepting submissions for its 2020 Nature Photography Contest.

This year’s judge, Alex Shipherd, advises prospective contest entrants, “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!”

Categories are:

¯ 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.

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/state/country. The nature center will print the winning photographs for exhibit in the Nature Center, and winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media.

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 ACNCPhotoContest.com.

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