The 8th Voices for the Abbott Marshlands

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Art Exhibit and Reception:  Sun. Oct. 23. 8th Voices for the Abbott Marshlands, 2-4 p.m., awards at 3 p.m. Exhibit will be on display from Oct. 21, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017 during nature center hours and by appointment (609-888-3218). The 2016 awards are sponsored by the Princeton Photography Club, Central Jersey Group – Sierra Club, and Washington Crossing Audubon Society. At the Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton.

AliceGrebanier_TowardsTheLightPurpose:  The purpose of the Voices for the Abbott Marshlands photography show is to further the protection and preservation of the Abbott Marshlands by celebrating its ecological and historic significance.

The Marshlands offer year-round and seasonal habitat for an astonishing wealth of plants, birds, mammals, and other wildlife.  At the same time, the Marshlands provide important ecological services for the communities that surround it.

Rich with history, the Marshlands have been home to the Lenape Indians, Joseph Bonaparte, Charles Conrad Abbott, and the White City Lake Amusement Park.

The Abbott Marshlands are a natural and cultural treasure for all the citizens of New Jersey.  Its urban surroundings make the Marshlands a uniquely accessible island of biodiversity, and highlight the importance of protecting its natural resources.

Participants:   Shows are open to both non-professional and professional photographers, and to both adult and youth photographers.  The maximum age for youth entrants is 18 or a high school senior.  Photographs must be taken at the Abbott Marshlands.  For access points and maps, see ‘Getting There‘, and for a schedule of programs, see  ‘Download a Schedule Here‘.

Entry Categories: 

  • Plants
  • Wildlife
  • Natural Habitats
  • Seasons
  • People Connecting with Nature.

Awards: Prizes are awarded for Best in Show Adult, Best in Show Youth, and for the Best Entry in each of the following categories:  Plants, Wildlife, Natural Habitats, Seasons, and People Connecting with Nature.
Awards sponsors:  Princeton Photography Club, Sierra Club – Central Jersey Group, and the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Be sure to visit our photography galleries (2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 ) to see the winners of past contests.  The 2016 photos will be available shortly after the awards ceremony.

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