The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce its 2015 Digital Photo Contest. This year's theme is The New Wild and we'll be thanking the winners with GoPro gear, Patagonia jackets, free memberships, placement in The Nature Conservancy 2017 calendar and more!
The contest is open to nature loving U.S. residents over 18; photographers have till June 30th to submit their most beautiful, dramatic images of the wild places and creatures - including humans - that make up the biodiversity of our planet. You may submit as many images as you like via Facebook or through our website www.nature.org/photos-and-video/photography/photo-contest/index.htm.
The New Wild celebrates humans' interaction with Earth - our love of wilderness, wildlife, nature in urban areas, and of the great work people do to protect these habitats and animals. All of us have the potential to be do gooders for the environment though many of us don't know how we can help in any significant way. But you can do something important by photographing nature and sharing it with the world. When people see stunning images of nature, they are encouraged to explore our world and witness for themselves what is now so crucial to protect. To see the amazing work of previous winners, go to http://www.nature.org/photos-and-video/photo-contest-winners-slideshow.xml.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of Nature Conservancy employees and guest judges. A People's Choice award will also be determined by whichever of 100 honorable mentions receive the most votes by the public. Voting will take place in August of 2015. Contestants will retain full ownership of their submissions; winners grant The Nature Conservancy royalty free rights to use their winning photos in support of its mission. For official rules and rights, please go to www.nature.org/photos-and-video/photography/termsofuse/index.htm.