You don’t have to travel far to find beauty. That’s the message of this year’s photo contest. We’re co-sponsoring the event with George Rogers Clark Land Trust.
This year we have a special challenge – we want people to go to parks, nature preserves, and other places where nature is protected for the public good to take their photos. We want to show everyone that nature is all around us, right here in southern Indiana, and that there are lots of parks and places to enjoy nature, nearby.
Photographers of all ages can enter the contest in one of four categories
- Forests, creeks, and wetlands
- People in nature
- Wildlife and wildflowers
If you want to enter the photo contest but don’t know of natural areas to visit, check out our online, interactive map showing the natural areas in our region. The guide lists all types of natural areas, from state parks to national forest to nature preserves, and tells people what they can do (hike, canoe, bird watch, fish, etc.) at each park.
The contest is open now through October 24.
Judges will select about 30 photos for their online exhibit and 12 “Best of Show” winners, which will be printed, mounted, and exhibited around the community this winter. The public will be invited to vote for a winner online and at the in-person exhibits.
The photo contest and exhibit are generously supported by the Indiana Arts Commission.