Indiana Natural Areas Photo Contest

Partnering with the Indianapolis International Airport

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In 2012, Indianapolis International Airport served 7.3 million domestic and international passengers.

The Indianapolis Airport Authority and The Nature Conservancy in Indiana invite artists to submit photographs and photo-based artworks highlighting the natural beauty of Indiana, to be selected through a competition format for display at Indianapolis International Airport for a three-month period beginning in May 2014.


The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation and they are able to comply with the rules and procedures of this competition. Photographers must be age 13 or older.

Employees of The Nature Conservancy and the Indianapolis Airport Authority, and the immediate families of such employees, are not eligible to participate. Applicants must be able to prepare digital files according to the guidelines below and fill out an online entry form, which includes uploading the image files.

Applicants must also have reliable access to a valid email address for communication with competition officials. Due to copyright licensing requirements and other laws, applicants under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian available to cosign the application form and to authorize participation and any applicable agreements.


All submitted artworks must be photographs or photo-based images. All photographs must have been shot within the past five years (2009-2013). The photographed location must be within the State of Indiana. All other things being equal, preference will be given to images of Nature Conservancy preserves within Indiana.


Within each category, photographers may submit up to 3 images in each of the following divisions, for a total maximum submission of 12 artworks:
* Landscape
* Plant life
* Wildlife in natural habitat
* Artistic

Complete eligibility rules and contest guidelines

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