Vote for Grand Prize Winner of Our 2017 Online Nature Photo Exhibit
Photo Contest Winners Shows That Nature is Nearby in Indiana
These photos send a clear message: in Indiana, you don’t have to travel far to find natural beauty. Amateur photographers took photos in natural areas that are open for the public to enjoy – our state parks, wildlife refuges, and nature preserves – and on family farms. Together, the photos show the breadth of the Hoosier experience: sunlight filtering down through trees; ducks taking flight; a father and daughter caring for their cattle; a bald eagle perched in an oak; a couple hiking in the forest.
Hoosiers who spend time outdoors in nature benefit physically and mentally, from lower rates of ADHD and obesity to better sleep and quicker recovery after surgery.
If you want to find ways to forge a deeper connection to the natural world and reap the benefits of spending time in nature, click here to a nearby park.
If you’d like to see some of these photos in person, we’re hosting a travelling exhibit with 16 of these photos. Check out our Events page to see when we’ll be in your neck of the woods with the photo exhibit!
This contest and exhibit are supported by the Indiana Arts Commission. Many thanks to the IAC for making the arts come alive in southeast Indiana.
Our partner for the exhibit and contest is George Rogers Clark Land Trust, a community group that focuses on protecting working farmland in southern Indiana. Many thanks to the Board of GRCLT for all of their hard work making this contest and exhibit a reality!
Time to Vote!
We’ve narrowed the field from 269 entries to these 37 outstanding shots. Now we need your help. Look through these photos and vote for a Grand Prize Winner between now and March 3. Or join us to see some of the photos in person at our travelling exhibit. And stay tuned, we hope to be offering nature photography workshops as part of the in-person exhibtis!
Everyone can vote once, now through March 30. Be sure to note the photographer’s name so that you can vote for their photo.