“It’s been incredibly exciting to have this year’s competition receive broad attention,” noted Audubon Center and Sanctuary Program Director and contest coordinator Jennifer Schlick. “With terrific prizes and publicity for the winners, we expect an even greater response in these last couple weeks before the June 30 deadline.”
The categories for submissions of photographs in the 2012 contest are Wildlife, Plants/Trees/Fungi, and Landscapes. With Adult and Youth (18 and under or still in high school) Divisions in each category, there will be a total of six winners.
All winning entries will be announced and exhibited online. They will also be announced in a widely-circulated news release, including to their hometown newspapers.
Adult winners will receive $100, and Youth Division winners will each receive $50. All will earn free photo finishing.
Entries in the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest are submitted digitally, making it a simple process.
Full details for the competition are at www.jasphotocontest.com.
Funding for expansion of the contest was made possible by a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The contest is sponsored by Main Street Photo of Bowling Green, Ohio (www.bgmainstreetphoto.com).