Pinelands photo contest pushed back to 2022

There's now even more time to submit photos of the Pinelands to support the Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Photo provided by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

In the interest of safety, the Pinelands 2021 Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition has been pushed back until 2022. The submission deadline is now January 30, 2022. All prior submissions for our rescheduled 2021 exhibit will be included in our 2022 exhibit. The opening reception is scheduled for March 26, 2022.

Over $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Awards – Open to all ages: $1,000 for 1st Place Best in Show, $350 each for 1st Place Landscape, Flora & Fauna, Other categories.

This year, renowned National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita will judge. Read his biography.

The juried exhibit finalist photos chosen will hang in the beautiful renovated 1932 barn at Pinelands Preservation Alliance Headquarters in Southampton, New Jersey. All photographs submitted will be displayed in a video slideshow during the exhibit.

In addition, the Alliance created a new online searchable photo gallery for all photo submissions from previous and future exhibits. This will allow participants to more widely share their art while helping raise awareness of the Pinelands. Check out the Online Photo Gallery here.

The annual exhibit was launched in 2017 to celebrate the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the Pinelands. Black and white and color images taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map) in the following categories will be accepted: (1) Landscape, (2) Flora & Fauna and (3) Other (People, Towns, Architecture, Culture, History, Recreation, etc).

These exhibits, held at the historic Bishop Farmstead, have been very well attended every year. 

About Pinelands Preservation Alliance: PPA is a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to preserving the natural and historic resources of the New Jersey Pinelands. In addition to this work, the Alliance has two initiatives. Pinelands Adventures, an outdoor recreation program aimed at fostering public understanding and devotion to the Pinelands. Rancocas Creek Farm, a sustainable organic farm connected to our mission to protect the Pinelands.

Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Pinelands Adventures, and Rancocas Creek Farm are dedicated to furthering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in their staff and their work. We want everyone to enjoy the benefits the Pinelands provides through low-impact nature recreation, clean air and water, and its unique scenic beauty.