National Wildlife Federation News

Craig Tufts’ Educational Scholarship Award Accepting Applications through 3/24: The family of Craig Tufts, Family Summits Inc., and the National Wildlife Federation invite youth to enter the 8th Annual Craig Tufts Educational Essay Scholarship competition.  The Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Craig Tufts, Chief Naturalist of the National Wildlife Federation.  This competition is open to any young person between the ages of 8 and 18 to submit an essay (guidelines and requirements).  The selected entry will receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience to attend a week-long summer outdoor adventure camp with a parent or guardian at the Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe, California. The Fund provides travel, room and board, and program fees for the award recipient and an accompanying parent or guardian.  Entries are due by Friday, March 24.  Please share this opportunity with those in your network who might be interested in applying.

National Wildlife’s 46th Annual Photo Contest

Continuing a long tradition of showcasing some of the world’s best nature photography, our 46th annual contest in now open for entries.  Experienced judges will select winners, awarding a grand prize of $5,000 and cash prizes to first- and second-place winners in each of seven categories. Winners will also be published either in print or online and receive other recognition.  Categories: Baby Animals, Backyard Habitats, Birds, Landscapes and Plants, Mammals, Other Wildlife, People in Nature.  Consider donating: Photographers retain ownership and rights to their images, though we encourage you to consider donating some of your images to the National Wildlife Federation to help us save the world’s treasured wildlife species and their habitats.  Details at:   http://www.nwf.org/photocontest

Butterfly Heroes: NWF will be launching the Butterfly Heroes photo pledge again this spring.