Conservation Foundation announces virtual Summer Photo Contest with multiple categories, including one for youth age 15 and under

Deadline to enter is midnight on May 31

Sea Scallops at Sunrise is a past winner of the Conservation Foundation’s photo contest. Image courtesy Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and presenting sponsor Elizabeth Moore are inviting photographers of all ages and experience levels to enter their original work in the Foundation’s annual Summer Photo Contest.

“If you love nature, the outdoors, and taking photos,” a Foundation release says, “this is the photo contest for you!”
The release adds, “In its third year, the exhibition will be entirely virtual with website and Facebook displays.”

The release points out, “Works submitted for this online juried exhibition should showcase the beauty of Florida’s natural lands and reflect one of four categories”: The Big Picture, A Way of Life on the Land, Florida in Focus, and Attention to Detail.

Additionally, the release says, a Youth Perspective category has been included specifically for photographers age 15 and under. The contest jurors are Moore; noted photographer Kerri Gagne Deatherage; multidisciplinary artist Traci Kegerreis; fine artist Mary Louise O’Connell; and fine artist Karen Chandler, the release notes.

Up to three photographs may be submitted per person, the release says. They must be received via email no later than midnight on May 31.

“Jurors will review all submissions and select 10 per category for display in online galleries on the Conservation Foundation website, as well as on the Conservation Foundation Facebook page, the release adds.

The virtual competition will award prizes to category winners as selected by the jury, as well as People’s Choice winners determined by popular vote on Facebook. For details, entry rules and submission forms visit