Habitat at Home Photo Contest

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Habitat at Home Photo Contest

Needless to say, your home can be a habitat for creatures. If you take a look carefully, then you might find that your roof, the tree next to your home and your garden have become the shelter for small creatures. Since the forests are being destroyed rapidly by humans, those tiny creatures have no option left to make your home to their habitat. What we need to do is to be more thoughtful and generous toward those innocent creatures and make room for them amid us. In an effort to help them, we can make the spaces where we live more alive, abundant, thriving, and diverse so that they can live there without any fear. Wild creatures need more places to live, and we humans need to be more connected to nature in our day to day lives. And by doing so, we can restore that connection and make small but positive change in this world. To inspire people, Conserving Carolina has brought an amazing “Habitat at Home Photo Contest’.

This contest brings amazing tips along on how you can restore natural habitat close to home. These tips consist of everything from growing butterfly gardens to keeping your stream healthy to planting native trees to creating a pocket meadow. Whether you are looking forward to hanging a bird feeder on your roof or planting new trees to develop a new and safe shelter for wild creatures, your every small step toward helping those species will count and bring a difference. You can use this contest to inspire others to restore the natural world. Besides this, you can polish those photography skills that you have not used for long and put them into good use. If you win, then you can get recognization as well as unique perks that you will surely find interesting.

Conserving Carolina is a famous organization dedicated to serving part of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. It was formed in 2017 by the merger of two local land trusts named Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. These two trusts worked together on many conservation projects in partnership, and after partnering successfully on several projects, those trusts decided to join forces, combining their expertise, talents, and resources to strengthen their impact.

Brief Description

Get quick information through this table:

Organization Conserving Carolina
Educational Level All
Subjects All
Amount Varies
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards N/A
City Hendersonville
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline May 15, 2021
Application Fee No
Requirements Photographs

Who May Be Eligible

Please check out these requirements before starting the application process:

  1. Photographs must be taken in 2021
  2. Photographs must feature one or more of these subjects:
  • Native plants
  • Projects to improve wildlife habitat where you live
  • Wildlife that you see at or near your home. Wildlife includes both small and large animals, from bugs to bears.

3. Photographs must be taken at your home or in your neighbourhood
4. Photographs must be taken in one of these counties:

  • In NC: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Polk, Rutherford, or Transylvania Counties
  • In SC: Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, or Spartanburg Counties

How to Apply

To get consideration, you need to submit your photo or video on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #habitatathome2021. The posts must be public. If you are not on social media, then you can send your pictures via email to rose@conservingcarolina.org. Your posts must include where the photo or video was taken.


The grand prize is a professional landscape consultation. The grand prize winner can win a two-hour consultation donated by noted local landscape architect Mark Byington of Byington Landscape Architects, known for his emphasis on sustainable landscapes. Winners will have a meeting with Mark to discuss possible solutions for any site related issues at your home or another place that you are involved with, such as a school, church, community garden, or neighbourhood green space.

All finalists will also get one of the following prizes:

  • 3 native perennials in 1-gallon pots donated by New Leaf Garden Market
  • A $30 gift card to Raymond’s Garden Center in Hendersonville
  • Prizes donated by Spriggly’s Beescaping (exact prize TBD)
  • Native plants from Milkweed Meadows Farm
  • A “Bee Green” prize package from Bee City USA- Hendersonville

Application Deadline

To book your seat in this program, candidates need to send their application by May 15, 2021.

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