Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, located on Plum Island in Newburyport, MA is conducting its first ever wildlife and nature photography contest. Contest categories include Native Wildlife, Native Flowers and Plants, and Landscapes. Photographic prints, which will be accepted from amateur or professional photographers, may be submitted to one of two age groups: Youth (up to age 17) and Adult (age 18 and older). All contest photographs must have been taken within the boundary of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and/or on Plum Island after January 1, 2010. The contest submission deadline is Friday, September 30, 2011.
Contest entries will be judged by a panel of local photographers. Winners will be announced and awards made during a reception on Sunday, October 9th at the Refuge visitor center in Newburyport. Grand prize for “Best of Show” is a one day photography workshop with acclaimed nature photographer Steven Morello. Contest winners will be on exhibit at the visitor center through the fall.