2017 Photo Contest Begins January 1.

MECT’s next photo contest begins on January 1, 2017 and ends September 1, 2017. Once again, judges will determine winners and honorable mentions in four different categories: The Four Seasons; Animal Kingdom; Plants and Fungi; and Landscape. Each category will have two winners and one honorable mention. All photos must be taken outdoors on conservation land in Manchester or Essex and must be unpublished. A special award will be given to the best photo taken in the Manchester-Essex Wilderness Conservation Area and prizes will be awarded in a Youth Division (Ages 5-17). One outstanding photo will win “Best in Show.”

All winning photographs will be on display at the Santander Bank in Manchester during November 2017. All photos chosen for display will be printed out and matted by MECT; Best in Show will be framed.

Viewers are especially captivated by photos showing the beauty and diversity of local woodlands, open fields, streams, and wetlands. 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.

Please see the “Events” page on this website for complete contest rules and submission instructions, including technical specifications and new digital alteration requirements.

Questions? email us at: conserve@mect.org.

We can’t wait to see what YOU have to show us!

Date posted: December 27, 2016