Voices for the Abbott Marshlands Photography Show

First announcement:

9th Voices for the Abbott Marshlands,
March –September 2019

This juried photography exhibit will open on March 22, 2019, with the reception on March 24th at the Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ.

Call for entries and further details will be available by end of June, 2018.
Direct questions to marshphotos@abbottmarshlands.org

In the meantime, explore the marshlands trails: D&R Canal State Park Tow Path on Duck Island, Bordentown Bluffs, Northern Community Park, and the two areas of Roebling Park – Watson Woods and Spring Lake. The Tidal Water Trail extends from Watson Woods to Bordentown beach. There will new trailhead maps at each trail; these will also be available after April 15th.  See ‘Getting There’. It is expected that the new signs will be installed during late spring 2018.  For access points, see Getting There.

Also for information about the marshlands, visit the Tulpehaking Nature Center and the Abbott Marshlands website.

Photo show committee: Mary Anne Borge, Carol Brown, Pat Flores, Mary Leck, and Marian Young.


Information about the next marsh photo show will be posted here as soon as it is available. The shows are held approximately every two years. The most recent exhibit was on display from Oct. 2016 – Feb. 2017.

Don’t wait for the call for entries, explore the marshlands, camera in hand, throughout the year!

AliceGrebanier_TowardsTheLightPurpose:  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:
TBA.  In the past they’ve been:

  • 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 category.

Be sure to visit our photography galleries (2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 ) to see the winners of past contests.

Direct questions to marshphotos@abbottmarshlands.org