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Date(s) - 05/14/2023
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Anyone with a camera or cell phone is encouraged to sort through their photos and enter a “Nature Photo Contest” sponsored by the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center. CSERC is a local, non-profit conservation organization in Twain Harte. Entrants may submit up to 10 photos that they have taken to compete for cash prizes.

Prizes will be awarded in two categories: (1) WILDLIFE PHOTOS of local native wildlife species, and (2) SCENIC LANDSCAPE PHOTOS of natural areas within the region.

In addition to the $150, $75, and $50 cash prizes for Adult contestants in each photo category, CSERC will also be awarding a first place prize of $100 in each category for “youth” photographers 16 years of age and younger. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to make students aware of the opportunity to compete.

CSERC uses the Nature Photo Contest to raise public awareness about local wildlife and to gain attention for nature in our region. Photo entries are often used in CSERC’s educational programs. Since 1990, CSERC has given free presentations to more than 155,000 students and members of community groups – mostly across the foothills and in the Central Valley.

HOW TO ENTER: Entrants should email their photo(s) as a JPEG file at the highest resolution possible to along with their name and contact information.

All photos must be taken by the contestant and must be original, unaltered photos. While CSERC may use any submitted photos in the Center’s educational and outreach materials, contestants retain all commercial rights to their photos. Winning entries will be announced on the CSERC website (and often in local media).

Readers can learn more about the contest at the CSERC website:

The Contest closes Monday May 15, 2023.

CSERC CONTACTS FOR THE CONTEST: Chelsea Lewandowski or John Buckley

(209) 586-7440 (CSERC office phone)