Nature Festival photo deadline is March 30

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 third annual Milam County Nature Festival being held Saturday, April 14 at Rockdale’s Fair Park.

The objective of the contest is to promote awareness and an appreciation of the natural world around us 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 help to spread this message throughout the county and beyond, by using and sharpening their photography skills while broadening their personal experience with nature.

There will be three age divisions: 18 and older; 12 through 17 years; and under 12 years old. Participants again will have five categories in which to enter, including: 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 Friday, March 30.

All entries (space permitting) and winning photographs will be on display for public viewing at the nature festival site on April 14. The awards ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m., after which 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, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or obtained from the El Camino Real website at naturefest/photo-contest/.

Previous year’s entries were spectacular so those of us on the festival committee are really looking forward to seeing what entrants have in store for us this year.

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