2024 Adventures In Nature Student Photo Contest

2024 "Adventures in Nature" Student Photo Contest

Photograph by Aidan Yu

Open to Arizona students ages 13-18, submissions were accepted
March 1-April 5th, 2024.

$10,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the top 10 winners. 
See the list of winners at The Nature Conservancy website.

For details, please view OFFICIAL RULES. 

For questions and more information, contact Danielle Kagan at [email protected]

Partners: The Nature Conservancy Arizona, Arizona's Family
 and Arizona Highways.

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Arizona's Family TV and Arizona Highways


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Photo by Amanda Johnson

A crow that flew up to and landed very near me at a park.

Location: Flagstaff

Photo by Elizabeth Mitchell

I was visiting Prescott and was able to take this picture of the trees with the snow.

Location: Prescott, Arizona

Photo by Thomas Arnold

I thought it would be a really cool idea to capture the stars motion looking at the Estrella Mountains. So I took a few hours of my evening, and took around 285, 30 second long exposures of three frames of the view. I stacked all the frames together, did some minor spot cleaning in areas, and put them all together in a panoramic view.

Location: Laveen, Arizona

Photo by Hailey Roth

Took Photo Hiking on South Mtn. in the evening this April.

Location: South Side of South Mountain

Photo by Elizabeth Mitchell

It snowed while I was visiting Prescott, and I got to take pictures including this rare photo of a desert plant dusted in snow.

Location: Prescott, Arizona

Photo by Caroline Bailey

I took this photo along the Valley View Overlook Trail in Saguaro National Park. I was inspired by how powerful the saguaros looked overlooking Tucson. Saguaros are a source of pride for the Tucson community, and I wanted to give them the attention they deserve.

Location: Saguaro National Park

Photo by Hailey Roth

The HDR information is included in the file meta data. Photos were taken at same time per the rules.

Location: South Mountain

Photo by Adriene Zanardi

In the wash connected to the school this small piece of cactus had fallen off and died, leaving behind its beautiful skeleton.

Location: Ironwood Ridge High School

Photo by Truett Reynolds

Found a tree with icicles frozen around the branches at a winter retreat in Prescott, Arizona.

Location: Prescott

Photo by Edda Gabriela Delgado Cañetas

Dead tree branch encroaching upon its living environment as a rare fog sets in for the next couple of days

Location: Madera Canyon

Photo by Caroline Bailey

I took this photo while walking along the Desert Loop Trail at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. As an out of state student from the east coast, part of what brought me to Arizona was the unique and other-worldly landscapes. For me, this picture symbolizes what I love about Arizona and inspires me to continue capturing this beautiful state with photography.

Location: Golden Gate Mountain in Tucson

Photo by Macy Blackwell

An array of sunset colors and prickly plants in the forground.

Location: Casas Adobes