Cache Creek Conservancy holds Photography Contest

Cache Creek Conservancy holds Photography Contest

An amateur photography contest is being held by the Cache Creek Conservancy to celebrate the outdoors at the Woodland-based Cache Creek Nature Preserve.

The contest is an opportunity for people to visit and explore the 135-acre preserve and to elevate public awareness about the Cache Creek Conservancy and its offerings.

The contest period starts on March 1 and concludes on Earth Day, April 22. This allows 53 days for people to visit and take photographs at the Preserve during an active and vibrant time between the end of Winter and beginning of Spring, such as wildlife, foliage, and sunsets. Photographs can be of natural settings or include people and families enjoying what the Preserve has to offer.

There will be a limit of one photograph per participant in one of three contest categories. Categories are: Adults, ages 18 and older; Youth, ages 17 and under; and Professional. All images must have been taken by the photographer and not photoshopped.

Winners in each category will have their work displayed on the Cache Creek Conservancy website as well as used on its Facebook Page. Photographs may also be used in print and marketing materials for the Conservancy, with the photographers receiving prominent credit.

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A redbud tree blooms near the Cache Creek Conservancy wetlands. The Conservancy is holding a photography contest to celebrate the outdoors with people invited to submit entries through April 22, Earth Day. (Cache Creek Conservancy/Courtesy)

It’s also possible that selected photographs will be printed and used during a future art show, possibly as part of Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk.

The contest is for digital photos only, with images sized not greater than 50 megabytes. Complete details can be found on the Conservancy’s website at

All participants must complete an entry form giving permission for the Conservancy to use their photographs (whether they are the winner or not) in future materials. Entry forms can be found at the Conservancy’s website:

A selection committee comprised of Conservancy Board members and one volunteer will judge the photos and a winner from each category will be selected. If there is a tie, an additional person will be brought in to judge and make the final decision.