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Audubon Photography Contest Closes Aug. 31

Photographers have until the end of the month to take a fresh picture or choose one from their collection to enter the 2020 Nature Photography Contest presented by Audubon Community Nature Center.

Monday, Aug. 31, is the deadline for submitting a photograph that could win $200. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in both the Youth (ages 8 to 18, or still in high school) and Adult (ages 18 or older, or out of high school) divisions in all three categories of:

¯ Wildlife Portraits: any wild animal. No photos of animals in captivity, such as pets, zoos, or rehab animals.

¯ Macro Abstracts: anything that is natural/wild such as flowers, insects, leaves, water droplets, eyes/feathers of animals, close-up textures in nature, etc.

¯ Habitats and Landscapes: places that any wild animals live in and/or waterfalls, sunsets, mountains, etc.

The six winning photographs and 12 finalists — six youth and six adults — will be displayed indefinitely on the contest website along with the photographer’s name and city/state/country. The Audubon Community Nature Center will print the winning photographs to exhibit in the Nature Center, and winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media, when known.

Full details of the competition as well as images of previous winners and finalists are at ACNCPhotoContest.com.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. While the Nature Center building is not open for walk-in visitors, area residents are welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. Enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, while practicing safe social distancing measures.

To learn more about Audubon, call 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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