Voices for the Abbott Marshlands Photography Show

9th Voices for the Abbott Marshlands Juried Photography Show was held  March –September 2019.  Watch this space for the next call for entries.  

Direct questions to marshphotos@abbottmarshlands.org

For great photos year round, explore all the marshlands trails:
D&R Canal State Park Tow Path on Duck Island, & branches to the Delaware River
Bordentown Bluffs
Northern Community Park
Roebling Park – Watson Woods & Spring Lake
Tidal Water Trail – from Watson Woods to Bordentown Beach, via Watson’s Creek & Crosswicks Creek

New Trail Maps are available under Trails & Directions.  New signs have been installed throughout the marshlands during summer and fall 2018. There are new trail maps at each trail.

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

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


The shows are held approximately every two years. The most recent exhibit was on display from March – September 2019.

Explore the marshlands, camera in hand, throughout the year!

Purpose:  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 ‘Trails & Directions‘, and for a schedule of programs, see  the Calendar.

Entry Categories, which vary with year, in 2019 were:

  • Plants
  • Wildlife
  • Natural Habitats
  • History
  • 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, 2019 ) to see the winners of past contests.

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