2017 Youth Photography and Writing Contest

Get your cameras and pencils ready and join in the fun!  Carpenter Nature Center is hosting a Youth Photography and Writing contest to get kids excited about our 2017 Pathfinders summer camp.  EVERY participant will win a 25% discount to the summer camp, with top winners earning higher discounts or even free admission!   Youth may choose to enter either the Writing Contest OR the Photography Contest, but not both.

The Pathfinders summer camp takes place on July 10-14 from 9:00am-4:00pm, at the WI Campus (300 East Cove Rd, Hudson, WI 54016).  Carpooling opportunities are available.  Check out the guidelines for each contest below.

Photography Contest

Photography Contest

Who can enter?

Youth ages 11-15 may enter, with a parent or guardian’s permission. Participants must have an interest and intention of attending the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp.   They may choose to enter either the photography OR the writing contest, but not both.

What kinds of photos?

Send us your best original photograph to go with the theme “Summer in Nature”. It may be a photo you took with a camera or a phone.  Participants may only enter one photograph into the contest.

How to enter:

Photos must be submitted by emailing a copy of the image to intern@carpenternaturecenter.org . Be sure to include the following:

  • Use the email subject line: Photo Contest 2017.
  • Title of the photo
  • Photographer Name and Age
  • A parent’s Phone Number
  • A short paragraph describing why the participant is interested in attending the Pathfinders summer camp.
  • A copy of the image

When?

This contest will run from June 7th through June 30th.   Photos must be submitted during this time frame, and will not be accepted before or after. Winners will be selected by the CNC staff and contacted by June 28th.

Prize details:

  • EVERY participant will receive 25% off the regular admission fee for the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp.  $179 -> $134.25
  • EVERY participant will have their photo featured on Carpenter Nature Center’s Facebook page.
  • Photo Contest winners will receive:
    • 1st Place: FREE Admission to the 2017 Pathfinders Summer Camp!  $179 -> $0
    • 2nd Place: 50% off the regular admission fee for the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp. $179 -> $89.50
    • 3rd Place: 50% off the regular admission fee for the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp. $179 -> $89.50

Good luck and have fun!

Writing Contest

WRITING CONTEST

Who can enter?

Youth ages 11-15 may enter, with a parent or guardian’s permission. Participants must have an interest and intention of attending the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp.  They may choose to enter either the photography OR the writing contest, not both.

What kinds of writing?

Send us your best original writing to go with the theme “My favorite part of nature is . . . and I can protect it by . . .”  There is no minimum length, but we want your writing to show that you thought about the theme and how you feel.  This can include:

  • Short Story
  • Essay
  • Poetry
  • Prose

How to enter:

Entries must be submitted by emailing a copy of the image to intern@carpenternaturecenter.org . Be sure to include the following:

  • Use the email subject line: Writing Contest 2017.
  • Your written work and title
  • Your Name and Age
  • A parent’s phone number

When?

This contest is will run from June 7th through June 30th.   Entries must be submitted during this time frame, and will not be accepted before or after.  Winners will be selected by the CNC staff and contacted by June 28th .

Prize details:

  • EVERY participant will receive 25% off the regular admission fee for the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp.  $179 -> $134.25
  • EVERY participant will have their writing featured on Carpenter St. Croix Valley’s website.
  • Writing Contest winners will receive:
    • 1st Place: FREE Admission to the 2017 Pathfinders Summer Camp!  $179 -> $0
    • 2nd Place: 50% off the regular admission fee for the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp. $179 -> $89.50
    • 3rd Place: 50% off the regular admission fee for the 2017 Pathfinders summer camp. $179 -> $89.50

Good luck and have fun!