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Nature's Best Photography
Award-winning Nature's Best Photography magazine is widely known for its celebration of nature through the art of photography and the annual print exhibition alliance with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

It’s time for the fifth annual Audubon Magazine Photography Awards. Here’s your chance to turn your love of birds and photography into fabulous prizes, including some amazing trips. Winners’ photos will also be featured in the January-February 2014 issue of Audubon and in Nature’s Best Photography magazine. So go ahead, hit us with your best shots!

Deadline: September 4, 2013
Categories: Professional, Amateur, Youth
Entry fee: $14.99

Two ways to enter:

  1. Submit your digital photographs and pay a fee
  2. Mail prints for free


No purchase necessary. Contest begins 05/29/13 and ends 09/04/13. Must be at least 13 years of age and a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) to enter. Entrants under the age of majority must get permission from their parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest and provide payment information. See Official Rules for complete details and how to enter without paying the entry fee. Void where prohibited.

Kenn Kaufman, the originator and editor of the Kaufman Field Guides series, is one of the world’s best-known bird experts. During his distinguished career, Kenn has led birding and nature tours on all seven continents. He is also a field editor for Audubon, and writes widely on birds and birding. His first book, A Field Guide to Advanced Birding, drew wide acclaim, and in 1992 he became the youngest person ever to receive the lifetime achievement award of the American Birding Association. Since the late 1990s Kenn has reviewed hundreds of thousands of nature photos to select those used in his popular field guide series.

Kevin Fisher is the design director of Audubon. His work for the magazine has received many honors, including being selected as a National Magazine Award finalist for both design and general excellence. He also designs award-winning annual reports for the National Audubon Society. His previous jobs include art direction and design of magazines for The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Mercedes-Benz, Trump, AOL, and United Airlines, as well as at Skiing, Boating and GQ and on the launch of PhotoDesign and Christopher Street magazines.

Steve Freligh is co-publisher of the award-winning magazine Nature’s Best Photography, and has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. He is also director of the annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards competition and curator of the associated annual print exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Recently Steve and the Nature’s Best Photography team have launched a new photography awards program in Japan with a nonprofit organization outside of Tokyo named Nature’s Best Photography Japan. This group focuses on Japan’s wildlife and landscapes.