Purpose: The purpose of the Voices for the 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: The show is 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.
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, and People Connecting with Nature.
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