“Get Out and Explore!” Photography Contest



New Competition Announced

The MooseWood Nature Center invites amateur photographers to enter our 2023 “Get Out and Explore!” Nature Photography Contest. Contestants will vie for cash prizes, complimentary memberships, MooseWood merchandise, and the honor of participating in a juried contest.

The competition, in its second year, offers a cash fund of $850.00. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • Best of Show: Cash prize of $250.
  • First place winners in all categories: Cash prize of $100. 
  • Second place winners in all categories: Cash prize of $50. 

All winners, including third-place winners: Complimentary MooseWood mug.

First through third place winners will be selected in two separate categories and age levels.

The categories for this year’s contest are:

  • Flora and Fauna (any native Michigan species)
  •  Nature and Light (Upper Peninsula Nature scenes featuring interesting, unusual, or dramatic lighting)

Age groups are:

  • Elementary and middle school
  • High school and beyond

Download contest details below:

Deadlines and full submission deadlines (pdf file)