Announcing the 2017 Adventures in Nature Student Photo Contest

Get outdoors to take your best shot

Tuscon, AZ | January 26, 2017

The Nature Conservancy along with Cox Communications and Arizona Highways magazine present the fifth annual “Adventures in Nature” photo contest.  

The contest is open to Arizona student photographers ages 13–18, with the top 10 winners being awarded a total of $10,000 in prize money, plus gift certificates and passes to Nature Conservancy preserves in Arizona. Arizona Highways magazine and The Nature Conservancy will publish the winning photos on-line and in print. Winners will also receive a photography workshop from Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. 

Student nature photos must be submitted by midnight April 10, 2017 at There is no limit to the number of photos that may be submitted by an individual student. 

“Last year the photo contest attracted more than 1,000 submissions from students around the state. We hope this contest helps connect young people, and the people they touch, to the outdoors through photography,” said Pat Graham, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Arizona. 

See a slide show of last year’s 10 finalists.

For information, contact Tana Kappel at 520-547-3432 or For contest rules and to submit photos, go to

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).

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Tana Kappel
The Nature Conservancy in Arizona