February 27, 2017 at 5:10 am
Wyatt Mendez's photo of a praying mantis took second place in the 2016 Adventures in Nature Student Photo Contest.
Arizona teenagers can win cash prizes, gift certificates and more in an annual photo contest co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Cox Communications and Arizona Highways.
The 2017 Adventures in Nature Student Photo Contest is open to Arizona student photographers ages 13 to 18. Entries are being accepted now, and you have until April 10 to submit your photos of Arizona's plants, animals and landscapes. Students entered more than 1,000 photos in last year's contest; the first-place photo, by Randy Davidson, was published in the September 2017 issue of Arizona Highways.
In addition to being published in the magazine and on our website, the first-place winner this year receives $5,000. The other nine finalists will receive cash prizes as well, and finalists also will get gift certificates for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops and Arizona camera shops, along with passes to Nature Conservancy preserves.
"We hope this contest helps connect young people, and the people they touch, to the outdoors through photography,” says Pat Graham, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Arizona.
To upload your photo or learn more about the contest, visit the contest page on our website.