A group that works to preserve green space and recreation areas in Sandy Springs has launched a digital photo contest to raise appreciation for those areas and to encourage their exploration.

The two themes are nature — photos that capture the vibrancy of Sandy Springs parks, greenspace or trails — and family fun, photos that show how people can thrive using those parks, greenspace and trails.

The Sandy Springs Conservancy will use selected images on its website and promotional materials and at the 2018 Thought Leaders Dinner hosted by the Conservancy in the spring.

Photos may be submitted by any Georgia resident through Dec. 16. There is no entry fee and multiple entries are permitted.

Four prizes will be awarded: one to an adult [18 or older] and one to a youth in both the nature and family fun categories.

The adult winners will receive $500 and one ticket to the Thought Leader Dinner to accept the prize. The youth winners will be awarded $100.

The Reporter Newspapers is a sponsor of the contest.

For contest rules, visit sandyspringsconservancy.org.