Kids Can Share Their Experiences of Nature With the “My Adirondacks” Photography Project

My Adirondacks, a project of Adirondack Life magazine and the Adirondack Land Trust, encourages kids to capture, interpret and share their experiences of nature through photography.

Kids and teens ages 5 to 17 can get involved by snapping a picture of the natural world inside the Adirondack Park, from landscapes and the lakeshore to all the crawling, flying, and swimming critters that live there. A great way to explore their sense of place, young photographers can share what they see and feel with a short response describing why the photograph matters to them.

To participate, submissions should be sent to and will be accepted through August 19, 2023. Select photos may appear in the pages of Adirondack Life and on the Adirondack Life and Adirondack Land Trust’s social media outlets.

Complete submissions require the following:

  • Name and age of photographer.
  • Where in the Adirondack Park the photo was taken.
  • A few sentences about why the image matters to you.

The Adirondack Land Trust

The Adirondack Land Trust’s mission is to forever conserve the forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of life of our communities and the ecological integrity of the Adirondacks. Since 1984, the land trust has protected 27,606 acres at 102 sites in 43 towns and 10 counties throughout the Adirondacks.

Adirondack Life Magazine

Founded in 1969, Adirondack Life has earned numerous international awards for the quality of its photography and design and the depth of its editorial content. The magazine covers New York’s six-million-acre Adirondack Park, which offers more wild country than Yellowstone, Yosemite and Glacier National Parks combined.