2024 Adventures In Nature Student Photo Contest

2024 "Adventures in Nature" Student Photo Contest

Photograph by Aidan Yu

Open to Arizona students ages 13-18, submissions were accepted
March 1-April 5th, 2024.

$10,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the top 10 winners. 
See the list of winners at The Nature Conservancy website.

For details, please view OFFICIAL RULES. 

For questions and more information, contact Danielle Kagan at [email protected]

Partners: The Nature Conservancy Arizona, Arizona's Family
 and Arizona Highways.

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Arizona's Family TV and Arizona Highways


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Photo by Karen Arizmendi

Sedona is commonly known for our beautiful Red Rocks. The trails they have are wonderful for visitors to see and experience the wonders of Sedona. Go for a hike on a nice day, and relax and admire the views of the Red Rocks!

Location: Sedona

Photo by Lorena Flores-Juarez

My photography teacher, Mrs. Mcleod was teaching us different light sources and the importance of "quality of light" (e.g., hard or soft light, fall-off, and color temperature and how their colors affect the photos. I have never shot anything using backlighting so it was something I wanted to challenge myself with. I knew I wanted my light source to be the sun. Although, I knew chosing an object that was big enough for my light source was going to be difficult. I wasn't sure what prompt I wanted to use. Until, I had came across a piece of cactus lying on the ground. I held it up to the sun while I took several pictures. At the end of the session I had cactus pricks all of my fingers. Lol. It was definitely worth it though. I loved the result of my photo and the way it gave off that summer feeling.

Location: Sedona, Arizona

Photo by Terragen McDaniel

At Sedona Red Rock High School, a broken tree branch caught my attention. I loved that there was an opening in the middle of the branch that could show the wispy pieces of wood peeling up. This photo was unplanned, regardless I am still happy with the results. Its been a highlight in my photo albums on Lightroom.

Location: Sedona Red Rock High School

Photo by Juliana Saldana

A picture of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Sedona on a gloomy day.

Location: Sedona, Arizona

Photo by Skyrah Wilmer

I took this picture in my photo class at school, right at the beginning of spring, when the native flowers started blooming. I saw the vibrant orange globemallow in one of the open areas around the cafeteria, and had to take a picture of it.

Location: Sedona, Arizona

Photo by Anisa Jaffe

I took this photograph of my friend Sofia in February, at Posse Grounds Park. It was a very cloudy and cold day, but the sky and the atmosphere were perfect for taking a moody dancing shot. We ended up trying multiple poses and locations, but this photo ended up being my favorite because of the dynamic lines and the pose we chose.

Location: Posse Grounds Park

Photo by Kilee Pearson

The bird is sitting on a branch above the river which you can see in the background. The mid morning sunlight is illuminating the bird's side as well as glinting off the branches.

Location: Red Rock Crossing, Sedona

Photo by Jubiana Dominguez

This photo was taken in the Village of Oak Creek on a beautiful rainy day.
October 2023 at around 5:20 Pm.

Location: Sedona, AZ

Photo by Mia Lara

I was just taking free for all photos and managed to capture the beautiful red rocks with the little flag.

Location: Sedona, Arizona

Photo by Jaiden Sanders

Captured water dripping off of this beautiful ocotillo.

Location: Pistol Hill, Vail, AZ 85641

Photo by Thomas Westmoreland

Taken with the Yearbook class of Andrada Polytechnic School

Location: Vail, Arizona

Photo by Logan Petrucci

Two ducks are in some ankle-deep water, staring into the distance. The sun is casting a warm glow of purple, like shadows.

Location: Wildlife World Zoo It is in Maricopa County