December 22, 2021

Annual Photo Contest Celebrates Local Preserves

NATURAL BEAUTY: This photo by Michael Palmer of a white-throated sparrow in fresh snow is from the Friends of Princeton Open Space annual photo contest in a previous year. The deadline for entries for the current contest is March 31, 2022.

Friends of Princeton Open Space’s (FOPOS) annual Give Thanks for Nature Photo Contest kicked off on Friday, November 26 when community members were encouraged to #OptOutside to enjoy the beauty of nature. 

Professional and amateur photographers alike are encouraged to take their best shot of all that the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve and Woodfield Reservation has to offer. These are beautiful preserved areas of Princeton — picture perfect for photo enthusiasts of all ages. 

Submit a favorite photo by March 31, 2022 for a chance to win prizes provided by REI and participation in FOPOS’ annual photo exhibition featured at Small World Coffee. 

First prize is a $100 REI gift card, second prize is a $50 REI gift card, and third is a $25 REI gift card.

Young photographers, age 16 and under, can enter for a chance to win a gift card to a local business. Ages 11-16 can win a $25 card to jaZams, and those 10 and under a $5 card to either LiLLiPiES or the bent spoon.

Visit to enter.