For several years we’ve invited our readers to submit photos they’ve taken for a feature we’ve been calling (until now) “Show Us Your Nature.”
Now we’d like to up the ante. Beginning with the fall issue, OnEarth is launching a quarterly photo contest. The winning picture will be published in OnEarth magazine (alongside photographs by some of the world’s most distinguished photojournalists) AND receive a FREE trip for two to any Caravan Tours destination -- Costa Rica, Guatemala, the Canadian Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Nova Scotia, New England -- valued up to $5,000. The winning photograph will be chosen by a panel consisting of our art director, our photo editor -- and yours truly. (Needless to say, no employees of OnEarth or our publisher, NRDC, nor any member of their immediate families, may participate.)
And here’s what we’re looking for: NOT just beauty shots of cute critters and pretty landscapes (although we welcome those, of course). I am also passionately interested in the intersection of nature and the manmade world, in people, in cities, in backyards as much as forests, in views from your apartment window as well as from your favorite mountaintop. We’re looking for a strong visual point of view, attitude, commentary, and, of course, beauty (broadly defined).
Runners up, by the way, will receive prizes as well and get their photos published at OnEarth.org.
I look forward to seeing your pix!
Image: dbr Atl