The National Audubon Society is named after John James Audubon who was a great artist as well as a naturalist who documented many birds in the 1800s. We realize many folks who love nature are also artists, often in different mediums.
Prairie Hills Audubon Society thus has an objective to “celebrate nature through art” and below we let you know of some contests related to nature & art and about an opportunity to share photos for science..
Here is a hyperlink to his “Birds of America” plates – that show many of his paintings. These posted images are a little faded in color relative to the originals:
Judges awarded eight prizes to photographers and videographers in 2023: the Grand Prize, Professional Prize, Amateur Prize, Youth Prize, Plants for Birds Prize, Fisher Prize, Female Bird Prize, and Video Prize.
Prizes included in 2024: Grand Prize: $5,000 USD Professional Prize: $2,500 USD Amateur Prize: $2,500 USD Plants for Birds Prize: $2,500 USD Video Prize: $2,500 USD Female Bird Prize: $1,000 USD
Birds in Landscape: $1,000 USD Fisher Prize: $1,000 USD Youth Prize: Six days at Audubon’s Hog Island Audubon Camp for Teens during the 2024 season
Previous Years winners
There are some very nice photos to look at.
The winning photos were already sent out in Audubon’s magazine
Snapshot South Dakota was a department sponsored contest that was focused on capturing the beauty of our outdoor resources in South Dakota. We think 2022 was the last year SD GFP offered this contest, but they expect to offer it again in 2024. They currently have folks submitting photos to their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Judging will consist of one “Best in Category” for each category and one overall “People’s Choice,” resulting in four winners.
Photographers are eligible to enter up to 3 photos.
Photos deemed inappropriate will not be eligible for People’s Choice voting.
Deadline to submit photos for the summer period will be July 25. Voting for People’s Choice will begin in early August.
All eligible submitted photos will be added into a photo album on the official GFP Facebook page. Photographers are encouraged to direct their friends, family and fans to the album to “Like” their photo(s). The photo with the most “Likes” will be award “People’s Choice.” The “People’s Choice” photo and photographer will be removed from the remaining categories moving forward.
Winning photographers and photos will be showcased with appropriate credits in the South Dakota Conservation Digest, GFP social media platforms and other GFP publications. Winning photos may also be selected for the cover of the South Dakota Hunting Handbook, Fishing Handbook, Boating Handbook and Park Times.