Terry Lorenc’s photograph “Look Ma, No Hands,” shown here, was a finalist in 2011.
If your a fan of the outdoors and love taking pictures of what you see, then the Jamestown Audubon Society have a contest for you.
The Jamestown Audubon Society is in the final month of its Fourth annual Nature Photography Contest. Since its start in 2009, the contest has expanded to photographs from around the world that celebrate the wonderful animals and plant life on the planet. Currently, the Jamestown Audubon Society has received photographs from Spain, India, Sri Lanka, England, Wales, British Columbia, Ontario and 29 states.
The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is providing funding to offer cash prizes for the competition, in addition to covering other expenses, including printing winning entries for exhibition at the Nature Center.
Part of Audubon’s mission is to connect people with nature. The photo contest helps it 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 contest also gives 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.