HARRIS'S ANTELOPE SQUIRREL 2nd place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature photo contest, by Sean Stubben of Gilbert, Arizona © Sean Stubben

2021 Adventures in Nature Photo Contest for Arizona Students

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PHOTO CREDIT: HARRIS'S ANTELOPE SQUIRREL - 2nd place winner of the 2018 Adventures in Nature   photo contest. Photo by Sean Stubben of Gilbert, Arizona © Sean Stubben

Hey Arizona students, take your best shot!

It’s time to get outdoors and focus on nature. Arizona students ages 13 – 18 are invited to submit photos showcasing Arizona’s natural beauty, wildlife and people to the “Adventures in Nature” photo contest.

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 awards ceremony on May 6.

Contest winners will also have their photos published by the contest sponsors: The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, Arizona Highways magazine and Cox Communications.

Photos are judged by a distinguished panel including John Schaefer, former UA president and a co-founder of the Center for Creative Photography on the UA Campus; Jeff Kida, photo editor at Arizona Highways magazine, Mark Skalny and Suzanne Mathia, awarding-winning photographers from Phoenix, Rick Wiley, photo editor at the Arizona Daily Star, and, the contest’s brainchild, Bob Billups, a photography volunteer at TNC in Tucson.

In 2019, the contest attracted more than 1,600 submissions from students around the state. The contest is intended to connect young people to the outdoors through photography.

Photographers may submit as many photos as they like. The deadline for submitting photos is midnight April 16, 2021. Enter the 2021 photo contest.

You can get more information and see the top ten finalists from 2019 on the 2019 contest winners page.  Or contact Tana Kappel at The Nature Conservancy at 520-547-3432 or [email protected].

The Nature Conservancy hopes to showcase Arizona’s natural beauty, wildlife and people through the contest and connect young people with the outdoors.