Saturday, April 17, 2021

Bob Jones Nature Center 7th Annual Photography Contest Deadline is Approaching

Do you have an eye for nature photos? Think you can parlay that talent into cash prizes? If so, this photography contest is for you, no matter your age, but you have to act now: our deadline is March 25, 2011.

The photography contest is sponsored by the Bob Jones Nature Center, a 501c3 organization in Southlake working to conserve and preserve and to educate about the Cross Timbers ecosystem. This ecosystem – unique in its mix of prairie and woodland — is a swath of land that stretches from north of Waco along the Brazos River up into parts of Oklahoma and Kansas. The Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve (355 E. Bob Jones Rd.) is located on the north side of Southlake and borders Lake Grapevine; as such it contains excellent examples of the Cross Timbers ecosystem.

We encourage you to explore this area for photos to enter in the contest, as some of our categories are specific to the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve and the adjoining U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walnut Grove National Recreation Trails. For a map visit:  Additional categories include photographs which may be taken throughout the Cross Timbers ecosystem. To see the extent of the Cross Timbers, go to

Contest age categories are:

Student Junior Division – Ages 12 years and younger

Student Senior Division – Ages 13 to 18 years

Adult Division- Anyone 19 years or older.

We have nine submission categories, including Wildlife, Portraits of Nature Objects, Nature Scenics, Art in Nature, and Creative Interpretation.  For more specifics on categories, entry forms, photo labels and instructions on how to prepare your photographs, go to

For questions: e-mail, or call Emily Galpin at 817.939.1110. You can also drop by the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake, TX  76092.