1st place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature photo contest, by Damian Galasso of Tucson, Arizona
Dragonfly 1st place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature photo contest, by Damian Galasso of Tucson, Arizona © Damian Galasso

Newsroom | The Nature Conservancy

Announcing the 2019 Adventures in Nature Photo Contest

Get outdoors to take your best shot.

Tuscon, AZ

It’s time to focus on nature. Arizona students ages 13 – 18 are invited to submit nature photos to the 7tth annual “Adventures in Nature” photo contest. Photos should showcase Arizona’s natural beauty, wildlife and people.

The top 10 winners will receive up to $10,000 in prize money plus gift certificates and passes to Nature Conservancy preserves in Arizona. The winners will be announced during an evening awards ceremony May 9 at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

2nd place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature photo contest, by Sean Stubben of Gilbert, Arizona
Harris's Antelope Squirrel 2nd place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature photo contest, by Sean Stubben of Gilbert, Arizona © Sean Stubben

Contest winners will also have their photos published by the contest sponsors: The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, Arizona Highways magazine and Cox Communications. Plus, the top three winners will receive a photography workshop from Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.

Last year the contest attracted more than 1,300 submissions from students around the state. The contest is intended to connect young people to the outdoors through photography.

3rd place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature photo contest, by Justin Martinez of Gilbert, Arizona
Arizona Beauty 3rd place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature photo contest, by Justin Martinez of Gilbert, Arizona © Justin Martinez

Photographers may submit as many photos as they like. The deadline for submitting photos is midnight April 19, 2019. To enter the contest, go to: arizonahighways.com

For more information or to see a slide show of last year’s 10 finalists, check out nature.org/arizona. Or contact Tana Kappel at The Nature Conservancy at 520-547-3432 or email tkappel@tnc.org.

Since 1925, Arizona Highways magazine has brought the beauty of Arizona to visitors and natives alike through its award-winning photography, travel journalism and steadfast commitment to discovering the state’s treasures. Helping to drive tourism to and through the state, Arizona Highways has subscribers in all 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company in the country, serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer)    

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