• January 1, 2018 - April 9, 2018
    5:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Gregory Rigdon, 14, honorable mention

*** Registration is open! Deadline is Monday April 9, 2018 at 5:00pm ***

Please read entire contest entry rules before entering.

Enter the 2018 “Picture Your World” Youth Nature Photography Contest today for your chance to win cash prizes! Professional photographers/artists will judge entries in two age groups: students 8-12, and students 13-18, with 3 winners and 12 honorable mentions from each age group.

First Place: $300 cash
Second Place: $200 cash
Third Place: $100 cash

Examples of subjects are wildlife (birds, mammals, insects, spiders, reptiles, and amphibians), landscapes (rock formations, plant life, and backyard habitat), people enjoying nature, environmental hot spots, art in nature (patterns, textures and close-ups), and diversity in nature.

All contestants will be invited to a reception at The Witte Museum on May 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. where 30 winners will be announced and given prizes. The winning photos will be printed and exhibited throughout the summer at REI San Antonio, 11745 Interstate Highway 10 #110, 78230.

Contest Entry Rules:

  1. Entries must be received by 5:00 pm, April 9th, 2018 as jpegs or tiffs. Submissions should be sized approximately 10”x13” at 300 dpi, or a minimum of 6 megapixels set on the camera’s highest resolution. No digitally altered images will be accepted. Images may be slightly cropped with minor adjustments to color, contrast, and brightness.
  2. Contestants may submit a flash drive or CD with 3 original images or e-mail images to info@greensatx.org — A picture of the entrant must be included with the submission.
  3. There is a $20 general entry fee for up to 3 images. Institutional rates are available upon request. Please contact Carra Garza for more information: carra@greensatx.org
  4. Pictures may be of any aspect of nature in Bexar or surrounding counties. Respect for animal habitat must be observed. No photos of domestic, restrained, or caged animals will be accepted.
  5. Images will be judged on originality of subject, use of light, exposure, framing, and composition.

By entering the contest, the contestant and his or her parent or guardian affirm that the submitted photos are the original work of the contestant and have not been enhanced through photo programs. They consent to the use of the contestant’s name and likeness in printed materials. Images will remain the property of the photographer, but the contestant grants Green Spaces Alliance permission to use all contest entries as it sees fit. Entries will not be returned.

You are also welcome to download and mail the 2018 competition registration form with payment. Mail to Green Spaces Alliance, 108 E. Mistletoe Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

Please call (210)222-8430 ext. 309 or e-mail carra@greensatx.org if you have questions about entry requirements. We cannot answer questions about individual submissions.