The Heard Nature Photography Contest began in 1978, predating the Heard Nature Photographers Club by three years. Today, submissions are all digital and include images accepted from all ages and experience levels. Proceeds benefit the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.
There are divisions for children and adults, beginners and advanced, wild and captive animals, birds, flowers, insects, abstracts, landscapes, water and black and white.
Cost is $10 per image for adult divison/$5 per image for youth divisions. Submissions accepted Feb. 4 and 26. For contest rules and to enter, visit HeardNaturePhotographers.com/about-the-contest.