Art in Nature Photo Festival

The Ward Museum, Salisbury University Presents:

Winners List

Art in Nature Schedule of Events

Art in Nature Photo Festival – August 9-11, 2019

The nature photography competition held during the Art in Nature Photo Festival is open to Professional, Amateur and Youth photographers. All photos are submitted in printed format (with the exception of the new digital category) with a finished canvas size (canvas size means the size of the paper you choose to print your photo on) of either 8”x 10” or 11”x 14” without matting, mounting or framing (digital or physical). Entries are displayed in the museum until the end of the festival on Sunday. First place winning photos will be exhibited in the galleries of the museum for up to three months.

All photos must be original photographs and correctly reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder with nothing added to the image, and aside from dust spots, nothing taken away; and have been taken within the last two years.

Categories for Professional and Amateur photos include:

  • Birds
  • Plants and animals other than birds
  • Landscape/scenery
  • Black & White
  • Nature macro/micro photos
  • Smart Device

New Rotating Categories for 2019

  • Rotating Print Category- Humans in Nature.  This is an open category for Professionals, Amateurs, and Youth.  Show us your best photo(s) where humans are in Nature.  This includes Humans and Animals, Humans and Landscapes, Humans interacting with any part of Nature.  This category will be eligible for Grand Champion.
  • Online submission only for the category of Nature vs. Man.  This is an open category for Professionals, Amateurs, and Youth competing together.  Show us your best photo(s) where Nature has reclaimed something man made or impacted man in some way. Like Smart Device this category is currently ineligible for Grand Champion. Email online submission to  Please make sure you entry is listed on the entry form you submit to the Museum.   



Entries are judged Saturday evening on basis of originality/uniqueness, creativity, content, composition, and photographic quality. All decisions made by the judges are final. Mail- Ins will be accepted July 1, 2019 through August 9, 2019. Walk-ins are welcomed August 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Online submissions will be judged via Facebook photo album.  The entry with the most likes by 2 p.m. on Sunday will be the winner.

Please contact us by phone 410-742-4988 ext. 106 or email to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Additional Sponsors:

Charles Brown Glass Company

Farmers Bank of Willards

Target of Salisbury