Contest Closed.  Check out the photo submissions on our Tumblr site, Finding Ourselves in Nature!
Finding Ourselves in Nature

Submission Deadline: October 18, 2013 @ 10 p.m.

Link to Photo Submission

Exploring the ways that nature affects our emotions, relationships, and our personal and social identities

Many of us find fulfillment going out into nature, but why?

Through photography, explore the concept of human connection to the natural world by examining the ways that nature affects our emotions, relationships, and our personal and social identities.

Photographs could represent personal moments or reflections exploring the concept above or it could act as commentary on the state of the human relationship to nature. 

For any image you submit, we invite you to include a caption or written component relating to the contest’s theme no more than 2 paragraphs long to accompany your photo.

You may submit up to 3 images for each of the categories below. 

The Human Connection to the Natural World: Choose your favorite images of nature that elicit an emotional response within you or reflects your personal connection to the natural world.

People in Nature: Choose your favorite image of people enjoying nature.

Nature and Human Behavior: Submit images that illustrate human behavior and its relationship to the natural world.

Click here to view our prizes!

Guidelines for Submissions:

DIGITAL UPLOADS ONLY – Photos must be submitted in JPEG format.

-All ages welcome to participate.

-A photographer may submit up to 3 images, each file submission size should be no larger than 5mb in size.

-Photographs will be accepted only from the original photographer who must be the sole author/owner of the copyright for photos submitted.

-Color and/or black & white images are allowed. May include captions or written description no more than 2 paragraphs long.

-Limited image modifications are allowed: Watermarks, Signatures, or Copyright Notices should be removed prior to submission.


    -Photographers who are under 18 years old must have parent consent to submission of photos.Photographers agree that photos and text may be cropped, edited, or electronically manipulated or altered.
    -By submitting photographs, the photographer acknowledges that he/she understands the likelihood of the appearance of the submitted photos in Sierra Club Columbia Group publicity materials and hereby authorize The Sierra Club Columbia Group, its successors and assigns, to use this photograph and associated verbiage. While the photographer maintains ownership of all rights, title and interest, including the copyright of the photo, The Sierra Club Columbia Group may publish the photo and associated text at their sole discretion without limits.
    -By submitting photos to this contest, The Sierra Club Columbia Group is released from any and all claims, either now or in the future, which may arise from public use of the above-mentioned photo, caption and description.

Link to Photo Submission


One response to “PHOTO CONTEST

  1. Pingback: Announcing the “Finding Ourselves in Nature” Photo Contest! | Adam Alabarca Sustainability Speaker Series·

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