A project for kids to capture, interpret, and share their experiences in nature
JAY, N.Y. — Adirondack Life and Adirondack Land Trust announce My Adirondacks, a project that invites kids, ages 5 to 17, to photograph an aspect of the natural world within the Adirondack Park and share why it matters to them. Submissions can be sent to and will be accepted now through August 19, 2023. The following information is required:
Name and age.
Where in the Adirondack Park the photo was taken.
Up to a few sentences about why the image matters to the person who took it.
This project provides an opportunity for kids and teens, who will inherit the Adirondack Park, to capture, interpret and share their experiences in nature. Adirondack Life may publish these interpretations in a future issue of the magazine, and the hosting partners will also post them on their respective social media channels.
“Adirondack Life has published stories about kids, but from adult perspectives. Now it’s their turn. It’s time to know what kids see and feel when they experience this place,” said Annie Stoltie, executive editor and co-publisher, Adirondack Life.
“Whatever captures their attention—a flower, a critter, a view, a texture—we can’t wait to see how young people connect the dots between the natural world and their sense of place in the Adirondacks,” said Mike Carr, executive director, Adirondack Land Trust.
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.
The Adirondack Land Trust works to forever conserve the forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of life of 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.