If you have a great appreciation for birds and photography, you’re in the right place. The National Audubon Society is hosting it’s 7th bird photography contest; last year over 2,000 people participated (adults and youth included) and over 9,000 images were submitted! Entries must be received by February 19, 2016 (a complete list of photo submission details can be found by clicking on this link). The Audubon Society’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Maybe you enjoy taking pictures of birds, but you just haven’t found the right platform to share your work, or maybe you enjoy photography, but you’re looking for a challenge. This contest is a great opportunity for you to explore and reconnect with the nature and art resources of John James Audubon State Park. From the wildlife and bird observation room, to the many outdoor nature trails, from the museum artifacts to the historical bird prints made by John James Audubon himself, Audubon State Park is a great place to spark artistic inspiration for bird photography. If you still aren’t feeling inspired, take a look at last year’s contest winners and be amazed at the beauty captured in these photos!
Grand Prize Winner, by Melissa Groo
Youth Winner, by Zachary Webster
Professional Winner, by Chris Gug
Professional Honorable Mention, by Jason Savage
Fine Art Winner, by Constance Mier
Amateur Winner, by Donald Wuori
Amateur Honorable Mention, by Steve Russell
Amateur Honorable Mention, by Tim Timmis
Fine Art Honorable Mention, by Mary Angela Luzader