The Audubon Nature Center is encouraging anyone who enjoys photography – from beginners to professionals – to enter their images for consideration in the 2015 Nature Photography Contest.

The deadline for this fifth annual competition is June 30, 2015.

“If you don’t have a photo you’ve already taken that you want to enter,” said Audubon Nature Center Program Director Jennifer Schlick, “there is plenty of time to get outdoors and do some shooting!”

“Part of our mission is to connect people with nature,” Schlick said. “The photo contest helps us fulfill that mission in two ways: The photographer connects with nature while making images, and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature by seeing the images.”

Schlick added that the contest gives photographers an outlet to share their work and have it judged, while at the same time inspiring others to connect with nature and raising funds to support the work of the Nature Center in Jamestown.

Prizes are awarded in three categories and two divisions. The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school; Adult is 18 and over or post-high school.

Youth and Adult winners in the categories of Landscapes, Plants, and Wildlife will each receive a $100 cash prize.

In 2014, adult photographers from 30 states and four foreign countries entered the competition. Youth entries came from 18 states and four foreign countries.

Images of winners and finalists from previous Nature Photography Contests can be viewed at

Full details for the competition can be found at