View of the Salt River during sunset with "2024 Adventures in Nature Student Photo Contest" graphic on the left side of the photo.
Salt River "Natural elements of the Salt River," Honorable Mention in 2023 Student Photo Contest © Aidan Yu


How to Win Big in the 2024 Adventures in Nature Student Photo Contest

$10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to top 10 winners!

The 11th annual “Adventures in Nature” student photo contest, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, Arizona Highways magazine and Arizona’s Family is open for submissions! Students ages 13-18 are invited to enter up to two photos of Arizona’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife from now until April 5, 2024, for the chance to win big prizes. 

$10,000 in cash prizes will be divided amongst the top 10 winners. First place will receive $5,000, second place will receive $2,500 and third place will receive $1,000. Seven honorable mentions will receive $250 each. Since 2016, $70,000 in cash prizes have been awarded, courtesy of Cox Communications.

Last year, nearly 200 students entered more than 300 photos. See 2023’s top 10 winner’s photos here. Find the official contest rules and submissions at

Hear from one of last year's winners and our partner, Robert Stieve, editor of Arizona Highways, on Your Life Arizona, 3TV

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