Photographers have until September 1 to submit their finest images to the Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust Photo Contest. Let summer entice you to look closely at nature in open spaces in Manchester and Essex, and survey your files for your best shots from seasons past. Each photographer may submit up to 5 photographs taken throughout the year.
The contest accepts photos in four different categories: The Four Seasons; Animal Kingdom; Plants and Fungi; and Landscape. Each category will have one winner and one honorable mention. One outstanding photo will win “Best in Show.” Eagle-eyed judges, accomplished artists themselves, will determine winners and honorable mentions.
Photographers ages 17 and under can submit entries to a youth category that also will issue awards.
All winning photographs will be on display at the Santander Bank in Manchester during November 2016, with an opening reception to introduce the photographers. Photos chosen for display will be printed by MECT. Thanks to Nor’east Frameworks for donating time and materials to mat the photos and frame “Best in Show.”
Essex and Manchester are fortunate to have a variety of protected natural habitats in beautiful locations: woodland, open field, salt marsh, salt marsh island, river and stream, forested and shrubby wetland, sandy beach, intertidal, and rocky headland. These locales support a diversity of interesting and photogenic animals, plants and fungi, and the seasonal changes of light and weather are tempting lures to get out your camera, explore, sharpen your awareness of nature, your artistic eye, hone your technical skills and join the fun.
See the photo contest page for complete contest rules and submission instructions, including technical specifications.