The Friends of Princeton Open Space, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of land in Princeton, has launched its annual photo contest, called “Perspectives on Preservation.”
Now entering its eighth year, the contest features an expanded geographic area for 2023. Photographs from the past three years will be accepted as long as they have not been entered in the contest previously.
“There are several changes to the contest rules designed to encourage people to spend more time outdoors capturing photos of nature in Princeton,” said Fran McManus, long-time former board member and photo contest coordinator.
Photos taken at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, Mountain Lakes North/Coventry Farm Park, Community Park North, John Witherspoon Woods, Tusculum, and the boardwalk at Coventry Farm can be submitted to the contest.
“Making the contest year-round will better showcase the beauty of the Mountain Lakes Recreation Area and the many ways the nearly 400 acres of preserved open space and farmland benefits our community by providing a place for recreation, creative inspiration, and contemplation, as well as critical habitat for native flora and fauna,” McManus said.
Photographers can submit up to three photographs. Twenty photo submissions will be selected for the Friends of Princeton Open Space annual photo exhibition, which will take place in late 2023.
REI Princeton is sponsoring the contest again with gift card prizes.
First Prize: $100 REI gift card
Second Prize: $50 REI gift card
Third Prize: $25 REI gift card
Photographers who are 16 and under are encouraged to enter the contest for a chance to win a gift card to a local business.
The deadline to submit photos is midnight on April 22. Visit fopos.org for details on submission requirements and additional information. Contact photos @ fopos.org if you have questions about the contest.