Wednesday, July 01, 2015

North Woods Conservancy launches 2015 Photo Contest TODAY, July 1

CALUMET -- North Woods Conservancy (NWC) is launching their 2015 Photo Contest today, July 1. This contest is for non-professional photographers of all ages. You don’t have to have a fancy camera. You don’t have to be an expert on the plants and animals of the Keweenaw. Photos must be taken in 2015 at one of NWC's Natural Areas: Conglomerate Falls, Dore Woods, Gratiot River North, Merganser Pond and Seven Mile Point.

NWC welcomes Digital photos of the following:
  1. Wildlife (plants, animals, bugs and birds)
  2.  Scenery (landscape, skyscape, natural features)
  3.  People Playing (people enjoying NWC Natural Areas)

The photos should tell a story about the photographer’s personal experience at the area visited. For example, does the photograph show something that surprised you? Puzzled you? Amazed you? Made you smile?

If you can tell your story through a photograph, this contest is for you! Photos can be submitted online from July 1 to August 3, 2015.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage visits to the NWC Natural Areas by members and non-members alike. Get out there and explore these beautiful areas! Also, trying to take good photos makes you look at things more deeply.

THERE ARE PRIZES!  $50 for 1st, $25 for 2nd, and $10 for 3rd. Prizes will be awarded for each category, and for Adult and Youth (under 18) divisions. The entry fee is only $2 for each photo you submit.

Also, the winning photos will be displayed in August at the Calumet Visitor Center (Union Building) at Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, and later in a traveling display and on the NWC Web site.

Click here for details on how you can participate.

Learn about NWC natural areas by clicking here.

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