2023 Adventures in Nature
Student Photo Contest

Seeking photos that showcase Arizona’s natural beauty,
wildlife and people in nature.

This photo contest is open to Arizona students ages 13-18.


Open to Arizona students ages 13-18

$10,000 in cash prizes await the top 10 winners.
Deadline to submit your high-resolution nature photos is midnight April 12, 2023.
Winners will be announced May 11, 2023.

View OFFICIAL RULES. For more information, contact Danielle Kagan at [email protected]
Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Highways and Cox Communications.

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Photo by Kaylee Morello

This is a Panoramic Image of a Cliff in Prescott Arizona with a beautiful view of a huge rain cloud pouring down in the distance.

Location: Prescott Arizona

Photo by Valentina DeClaire

In the late evening on a drive home from Queen Valley, Arizona, a storm swept through the highway. A variety of reds, oranges, and yellows blossomed in the evening sky.

Location: Queen Valley, AZ

Photo by Valentina DeClaire

Taken just after sunset on Navajo Nation grounds in Monument Valley. I waited until the crescent moon was bright enough, while the colors of the sunset still sparkled on the horizon.

Location: Monument Valley

Photo by Kirra Medlyn

The bright pink flowers of the native strawberry hedgehog cactus. Truly a beautiful sight to see every spring.

Location: Oro Valley, Arizona

Photo by Abigail Hernandez

Location: Saguaro National Park - West

Photo by Jacqueline covarrubias

The sun was setting and I caught this photo just before it turned dark where all the mountains were orange.

Location: Tucson Arizona

Photo by Brionna Quiroz

I used the principles of pattern and repetition, as well as the elements of space and shape to accentuate the leaves.
I thought these leaves had character in them, because of the holes and raggedy edges. Spring was upon us and the color of the leaves stood out among the freshly blooming buds.

Location: Down town Holbrook AZ

Photo by Annisa Anyaeji

Dandelion in the grass.

Location: Tucson

Photo by Chloe Miller

Picture of tree branches and a clear blue sky behind it.

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Photo by Kala Hagler

A nice sunset

Location: Mt Lemmon

Photo by Serena Fennimore

Spiky Flower

Location: Tuscon Arizona

Photo by Micah Brewer II

This picture was taken in the school court yard.

Location: Andrada Polytechnic High School