Audubon holds Nature Photography Contest

JAMESTOWN With cash prizes and electronic submission, the Jamestown Audubon Society’s Nature Photography Contest attracted more entries than ever last year.

Still months from the June 30 deadline, submissions for 2013 have already arrived from Australia, Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and across the United States.

“Every winner receives a cash prize,” explained Audubon Center and Sanctuary Program Director Jennifer Schlick, “and being able to enter online makes it a very simple process.”

Again this year, prizes will be awarded in three categories and two divisions. The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school; Adult is 18 and over or post-high school. Youth and Adult winners in the categories of Landscapes, Plants, and Wildlife will all receive a $100 cash prize as well as free photo finishing.

Images of winning entries from the 2011 and 2012 Nature Photography Contests can be viewed at

Contest entry deadline is June 30. Full details for the competition are online at

The contest is sponsored by Main Street Photo of Bowling Green, Ohio (