There is more than one way to win $200 in Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) 2022 Nature Photography Contest.

A panel of judges will choose Youth (ages 8 to 18) and Adult (age 19 and older) winners in the categories of Fauna and Landscapes / Waterscapes. Each of those four winners will receive a $200 cash prize. The panel will also name three Youth and three Adult finalists in both categories. 

Fauna includes any wild animal; no photos of animals in captivity, such as pets, zoos, or rehab animals. Landscapes/Waterscapes can be mountains, forests, fields, deserts, etc.; or oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, etc.

As entries are posted at, anyone can vote for their favorite for $1 per vote (minimum $5 total). The Youth and Adult entries receiving the most votes are the Community Choice winners, and each receives a $200 cash prize. Three more Youth and Adults will receive finalist recognition. A photo could receive both the Community Choice and a judged award. 

The sooner you submit your photograph(s), the longer they can be voted on. You can encourage your friends and family to vote with social media buttons on the site for easy postings.

Winning and finalist photographs will be displayed on the contest website along with the photographers’ names and cities of residence. ACNC will print the winning photographs to exhibit in the Nature Center, and winners and finalists will be announced in a widely distributed news release, including to their local media when known. 

Deadline for submission of photographs is Sunday, August 28, 2022. 

Full details of the competition are at

Funds raised benefit ACNC’s numerous nature education programs.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways. To learn more, visit

Featured bluebird photo is by 2020 finalist Kathrin Swoboda.