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Nature Fest photo deadline is March 31

By PAULA ENGELHARDT
El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists

The El Camino Real Chapter of Master Naturalists is again sponsoring a Nature Photo Contest. It will be held in conjunction with the second annual Milam County Nature Festival at Wilson- Ledbetter Park in Cameron on Saturday, April 9.

The objective of the contest is to promote awareness and an appreciation of the natural world by encouraging participants to look for nature in their own back yards, around the county and throughout Texas. It is our hope that participants will, by using and sharpening their photography skills, help to spread this message while broadening their personal experience with nature. We had so many amazing photographs from the youth last year that we decided to add a third age division.

Divisions are 18 and older, 12-17 and under 12 years old. There are five categories: people in nature, wildlife, landscape/ scenery, plants and funny nature photo. Entries will be judged prior to the festival and the deadline for entries is March 31.

All entries (space permitting) and winning photographs will be on display at the nature festival site on April 9. The awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. that day allowing more festival-goers to view the presentation of ribbons. At this time, entrants may pick up their photos.

Contest rules and guidelines, entry forms and information on how to submit photographs can be picked up at the Agrilife Extension Office in Cameron at the corner of 1st and Central, Monday through Friday or obtained from the El Camino Real website at: http://txmn.org/elcamino/naturefest/photocontest/.


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