Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30, to Enter 'Picture This: Your Great Outdoors' Competition

LINCOLN -- Attention shutterbugs: Mass Audubon's annual statewide photo contest, "Picture This: Your Great Outdoors," is down to its final month!

Photographers have until Tuesday, Sept. 30, to submit images to the popular competition, which attracts thousands of entries from hundreds of photographers of all abilities, ages and backgrounds.

And September is a fantastic month for outdoor photography, with plenty of blue-sky days and the foliage beginning to burst with color.

The competition is divided into two age levels, 18 and Older and Under 18. Submission categories include: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, and Landscapes. Each entrant may submit up to five photographs, which must be taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon's Wildwood Camp, located in Rindge, NH.

A grand prize winner, selected from among up to 12 winners (two from each age level per category), will be awarded a $250 gift card, to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary. In addition, the grand prize-winning photograph will be featured in Connections, Mass Audubon's member newsletter.

Other winners will receive $100 gift cards, to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary, and up to six honorable mentions will receive $50 gift cards, all to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or wildlife sanctuary. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.


All submissions, regardless of original format, must be submitted online. Please visit for contest rules, submitting images online, and other details.