Love nature photography? Enter your photos to win!

By Megan Clute

Calling all nature enthusiasts! Do you love Michigan and all of its natural beauty? Do you love capturing this beauty on film? If so, the Michigan Nature Association has just the opportunity for you! This summer, MNA will be holding its second annual Sanctuary Photo Contest.

Memorial Falls by Neil Weaver

2011 Grand Prize Winner: "Memorial Falls" by Neil Weaver

Winners will be featured in an upcoming magazine and on the MNA website. Photos may also be used in future MNA calendars. Other prizes may include weekend trips, gift certificates, and/or tickets to productions.

One change to the contest this year is that the MNA will no longer be charging participants per entry. This year, the contest will be free with unlimited entries. All participants are welcome, including both MNA members and nonmembers.

Those interested in participating should submit photos taken within one of MNA’s more than 170 nature sanctuaries under the following categories: flora and/or fauna, landscapes, and people in nature. Photos must be in jpg, tif or gif file format upon submission, and they must be received by the MNA by August 1, 2012. They can be mailed on a CD to the MNA office or emailed to michigannature@michigannature.org.

Spicebush Swallotwail by Marilyn Keigley

2011 First Place Winner (Fauna): "Spicebush Swallowtail" by Marilyn Keigley

To enter, please fill out the entry form and follow the instructions listed above. We look forward to seeing your favorite natural photos and all of the things that Michigan has to offer!

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