It’s time to break out the point-and-shoot, dust off the DSLR, or polish up the cell phone camera.
Our theme for this year is “A Year in Color” and we’re inviting you to join our celebrations as we host a photography contest.
Submit your photo(s) that best represent color and nature in Missouri for the chance to have your photo displayed in the nature center during the month of October. All photos must be taken between January 1 and September 1, 2022 and submitted prior to 5:00pm Thursday, September 15, 2022.
Submissions will be judged by MDC staff and volunteers within the following categories:
Children up to 12 years old
Children 13-17 years old
Age categories are based on the person’s age at the time the photo was taken, and professional photographers are defined as someone consistently compensated for their photography work.
First and second place photos from each category, as well as honorable mentions, will be mounted and displayed as part of our temporary art exhibit during October. Each photo will include an identification card with the photographer’s name and the location and date the photo was taken. Photos will not be used by the Department beyond the specified exhibit and will be returned to the photographer at the end of the exhibit. Photos can be submitted via email, USB drive, or other data storage device and should be no less than 2100x2100 pixels. Photos submitted via email should be sent to CapeNC@mdc.mo.gov titled “Photo contest + last name + category”.
Please contact the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center if you have any questions.