Free Daily Headlines

News

Set your text size: A A A

Conserving Carolina nature photo contest opens for entries

Last year's Habitat at Home Photo Contest grand prize winner was this shot of bluebirds by Denise Booher. Last year's Habitat at Home Photo Contest grand prize winner was this shot of bluebirds by Denise Booher.

Conserving Carolina’s annual Habitat at Home photo contest encourages people to celebrate the nature around their home — and to actively restore habitat for wild things.

The photo contest begins Friday and runs through May 15. The local conservation nonprofit is looking for photos or videos that show any of these three things: 1) native plants in gardens or landscaping, 2) projects to improve habitat where you live, or 3) wildlife that you see at or near your home. Wildlife can include both small and large animals—so it could be anything from bugs to bears. You can enter as many times as you like during the six-week contest.
To enter, post your photo or video on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #habitatathome2022. It must be a public post. If you’re not on social media, you can submit entries by email to rose@conservingcarolina.org. After the submission period ends on May 15, a panel of expert photographers will select five finalists. The contest winner will then be chosen through online voting.
The grand prize is a two-hour professional landscape consultation donated by noted local landscape architect, Mark Byington of Byington Landscape Architects, known for his emphasis on sustainable landscapes. All other finalists will win garden-themed prizes donated by local businesses including New Leaf Garden Market, Raymond’s Garden Center and Milkweed Meadows Farm.

Click here for full contest details.