Nature Photography

The theme of our Fall contest is ‘Among the Trees’, sponsored by Welcome Home Realty.

Submit up to three photos to by Oct. 15th. We can’t wait to see your creativity and eye for beauty shine through! This contest is open to anyone between the ages of 10-18. Winners will be announced by Nov. 15th.

First Place: $25 and a gift made from one of your photos

Second Place: $15 and a gift made from one of your photos

Third Place: $10 and a gift made from one of your photos

All Participants: a gift made from one of your photos

Our Professional Judges:

Margo and David Sears
Kate Magill Walters Photography

Thank you to Margo from Beachpeople Weddings is leading a Beginner Photography Course on July 20th. It was a gorgeous night on the beach for photographers, and we hope to offer more in the future.

Summer 2023, Water: We had some amazing photos submitted for our Summer Photo Contest. Below are the winning photos and bios of the winner! Thank you to our sponsor, Real Capture and Design!

Zoey is 13 and going into 8th grade. She likes nature photography because she thinks it’s a very beautiful and interesting thing to do with her time. She likes art and musical theater. She also enjoys taking walks outside and hanging out with her family. She has two dogs, a younger sister, and an older brother.

Samantha is 14 years old and lives in Leland, NC. Her favorite activities are art, photography, gardening, science, and reading. She really enjoys nature photography and experimenting with different lighting and angles.

Mya is 16 years old and lives in Wilmington, NC. Her favorite activities are baking, watching TV, and hanging out with her mom and dad. She has always wanted to take fancy pictures and has taken some nice photos of the flowers in her mom’s garden. Taking the water photos was a tad harder than the flowers, but still super fun! When she grows up she wants to be a therapist to help other teens get through their tough times in life. Her two favorite quotes are “Even stars shine bright in the darkest of times” and “Sometimes you have to be a glow stick, you have to break before you shine.”

Spring 2023, Azalea: There are still some blank greeting cards for sale made from the winning photos. Contact if you would like to purchase some! 1 pack/$5, 3 packs/$12.

Azalea of the Cape Fear Region

Photos taken by local teen photographers.