Love Life photo contest opens Feb. 1

The 2013 California Academy of Sciences Love Life photography competition is opens tomorrow through Feb. 28.

I didn’t find out about this last year until too later to enter, but I’ll be damned if I miss it this year!


  1. Land life: butterflies, snakes, alligator… all life on and above land
  2. Aquatic life: fish, sea stars, coral… all life underwater
  3. Family life: people at the Academy
  4. Still life: including architecture, dioramas, specimens and fossils
  5. Mobile life: the Academy captured by smart phone
  6. Protect life: photography that encourages awareness or action for the natural world

Categories 1-5 must be photographed in the Academy between February 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. Category 6 may be taken anywhere.


The Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $100 Gift Card for Calumet Photographic
  • Academy Behind-the-Scenes tour for two people
  • Two-day Academy Conservation Photography Excursion to Point Reyes, CA

Six Category winners and One People’s Choice winner will each receive:

  • Academy Behind-the-Scenes tour for two people
  • Academy Conservation Photography Workshop



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