Category Archives: Photo Contest

Photo by Brett Melican, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Other Wildlife - Under 18"

Take 5: Youth Photographers

While we are amazed by many of the submissions to our annual Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest, we are always particularly impressed with the photographers in the Under 18 age category.

These youth photographers demonstrate, year after year, that they have an eye for composition and a thirst to master the full range of photographic techniques. Sometimes a “fresh perspective” leads to dazzling creativity…and it’s hard to argue with the results! Here are five entries to past photo contests from some very talented young photographers.

Are you or someone you know a budding photographer? Enter our photo contest today for a chance to win some great prizes and be featured in Mass Audubon’s Explore member newsletter!

Photo by Joel Eckerson, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Birds - Under 18"

Photo by Joel Eckerson, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in “Birds – Under 18”

Photo by Nick Sarfaty Jackson, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in "Landscapes - Under 18"

Photo by Nick Sarfaty Jackson, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in “Landscapes – Under 18”

Photo by Davey Walters, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Mammals - Under 18"

Photo by Davey Walters, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in “Mammals – Under 18”

Photo by Brett Melican, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Other Wildlife - Under 18"

Photo by Brett Melican, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in “Other Wildlife – Under 18”

Photo by Jackson Kealey, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in "People - Under 18"

Photo by Jackson Kealey, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in “People – Under 18”

Pick an August Facebook Favorite

Each month, as part of our Photo Contest, we select 5 images from the previous month’s entries for you to pick as your favorite on Facebook. All you need to do is click an image and “like” it. Not on Facebook? Tell us your favorite in the comments below.

Have a great shot of your own? The deadline to enter is September 30. Details >

© Dennis Durette

© Rachel Bellenoit

© Julie Blue

© Melena Ward

© Don Bullens

© Ann Marie Lally

Take 5: Tree Swallows

Aerodynamic and graceful, a tree swallow is most often seen in the sky as it gleans insects on the wing. It is about the size of a chickadee, and is an iridescent blue above and white below. Tree swallows are often seen in small flocks foraging over ponds or fields, chittering back and forth.

Here are five photos of tree swallows from past years’ photo contests. If you have a great shot of your own, we’d love to see it! Enter today at massaudubon.org/picturethis.

2013 Photo Contest Entry © Ann Marie Lally

2016 Photo Contest Entry © Myer Bornstein

2013 Photo Contest Entry © Lisa Gurney

2013 Photo Contest Entry © Michael Ross

2016 Photo Contest Entry © Michael Rossacci

© Colleen Bruso

Take 5: People in Nature

We love all of the categories in the Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest—landscapes, wildlife, plants & fungi—but it’s the People in Nature category that gets us every time.

Here at Mass Audubon, our mission is to protect the nature of Massachusetts both for wildlife and for people. So it’s beautiful scenes of people getting outdoors and enjoying nature that bring us the most joy.

Here are five photos of folks enjoying the outdoors from past years’ photo contests. If you have a great shot of your own, we’d love to see it! Enter today at massaudubon.org/picturethis.

© Rosemary Sampson

© Rosemary Sampson

© Lisa Roberts

© Lisa Roberts

© Glenn Rifkin

© Glenn Rifkin

© Colleen Bruso

© Colleen Bruso

© Benita Ross

© Benita Ross

Pick a July Facebook Favorite

Each month, as part of our Photo Contest, we select 5 images from the previous month’s entries for you to pick as your favorite on Facebook. All you need to do is click an image and “like” it. Not on Facebook? Tell us your favorite in the comments below

© Amy Severino

© Amy Severino

© Alan Nelson

© John Martello

© John Martello

© Yingna Cai

© Yingna Cai

© Michael Rossacci

© Michael Rossacci

Take 5: Pick a June Facebook Favorite

Each month, as part of our Photo Contest, we select 5 images from the previous month’s entries for you to pick as your favorite on Facebook. All you need to do is click an image and “like” it. Not on Facebook? Tell us your favorite in the comments below.

© Criss Nickoloff

© Dan Smith

© David Morris

© Jeffrey Bourgeois

© Joe Howell

Have a great shot of your own? The contest runs through September 30. For rules and how to enter, visit massaudubon.org/picturethis.

Enter the 2017 Photo Contest

Mass Audubon’s 2017 Photo Contest has officially begun!

2016 Grand Prize Winner: Harbor Seal Pup © Alex Shure

An underwater harbor seal pup.

A pileated woodpecker coming in for a landing.

Three boys diving into the water.

The sun setting over a marsh.

These are just a few of the photos that entranced the judges last year—and they can’t wait to see want you have in store for this year’s contest.

If you have photographs taken in Massachusetts (or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood camp in New Hampshire) that show off everything from wildlife to scenic landscapes to people enjoying the wonders of nature, we want to see them!

The contest runs through September 30, 2017.

Every month we’ll highlight some of the entries on our Facebook page. Until then, happy snapping!Enter the contest

P.S. Please note the contest submission guidelines have changed. Find out more >

Enter the 2016 Photo Contest!

2015 Grand Prize Winner, Steve Flint

2015 Grand Prize Winner, Steve Flint

A red-tailed hawk scoping out its next meal? Yes. The one of your kid observing a monarch butterfly on milkweed? You betcha. The sun rising over a misty meadow. Of course!

If you have photographs taken in Massachusetts (or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood camp in New Hampshire) that show off everything from wildlife to scenic landscapes to people enjoying the wonders of nature, we want to see them!

The contest runs from now through September 30, 2016. During that time, we will feature select entries on our Facebook page. Until then, happy snapping!

Enter the contest

 

 

P.S. Please note the contest submission guidelines have changed. Find out more >

Take 5: Fantastic Foxes

There are two species of fox in Massachusetts, the red fox and the gray fox. Both are secretive and wily, yet they’ve been favorite subjects of our Photo Contest photographers. Here are some of our favorite shots.

Our 2014 Photo Contest deadline has now passed, and the judges are hard at work poring over the entries. Check back in mid-November for the results!

2013 Photo Contest Entry, © Jacob Moser

2013 Photo Contest Entry, © Jacob Moser

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Barye Hall

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Barye Hall

2011 Photo Contest Entry, © Stephen Birtz

2011 Photo Contest Entry, © Stephen Birtz

2013 Photo Contest Entry, © Mona Johnson

2013 Photo Contest Entry, © Mona Johnson

2013 Photo Contest Entry, © Nick DiNatale

2013 Photo Contest Entry, © Nick DiNatale

Take 5: Fall Foliage

The fall color change in New England has been inspiring artists for decades. We love seeing different interpretations of the brilliant shades of reds, yellows, and oranges, including these striking photographs that highlight fall foliage in Massachusetts.

Have a great shot of your own? The deadline for the 2014 Picture This Photo Contest is September 30!

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Ronald Reynolds

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Ronald Reynolds

2011 Photo Contest Entry, Lee Fortier

2011 Photo Contest Entry, Lee Fortier

2011 Photo Contest Entry, © Debbie Stone

2011 Photo Contest Entry, © Debbie Stone

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Derrick Jackson

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Derrick Jackson

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Art Donahue

2012 Photo Contest Entry, © Art Donahue