The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 24th annual "Penguin Days" March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest.
This year, one top winner will be chosen from all entries. In addition, a first- and second-place winner will be selected in two age categories: adult: (12 and older) and child (11 and under). Each entrant may submit between one and five photographs of the aquarium's own prize penguins or photos taken of other penguins elsewhere.
To take photos of the penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara, one only has to come, pay admission, and take as many pictures as desired.
The grand prize winner will receive a "penguin encounter"; first- and second-prize winners will receive an 8-by-10-inch unframed penguin art piece from the Aquarium of Niagara. Each winner also will receive an award certificate and media recognition. Photographs will be displayed at the annual "Penguin Days" celebration March 21-22.
All submissions must have the entrant's name on the back of the photo with location and title. Both electronic and hard copy submissions will be accepted - though electronic submission is preferred. Images must be no smaller than 5-by-7 inches and no larger than 8-by-10 inches.
Digital images should be 300 dpi or higher.
Mail photographs and required entry form by March 14 to Aquarium of Niagara, Exhibits Department, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
For more information, call the exhibits department at 716-285-3575, ext. 205, or email [email protected].