The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 24th annual Penguin Days Celebration March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest.
This year, one grand prize winner will be chosen from all entries. In addition, a first- and second-place winner will be selected from the adult (12 and older) and child (11 and under) age groups.
Each entrant may submit between one and five photographs of the aquarium's own prize penguins or photos taken of other penguins elsewhere.
The grand prize winner will get to have his own penguin encounter and the first- and second-prize winners will receive an 8 inch by 10 inch unframed penguin art piece from the aquarium. Each winner will receive an award certificate and media recognition. Photographs will be displayed at the Penguin Days Celebration.
All submissions must have the entrant's name on the back of the photo, as well as location and title. Both electronic and hard copy submissions will be accepted, though electronic submissions are preferred. Images must be no smaller than 5 inches by 7 inches and no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches. Digital images should be 300 or more dots per inch.
Email the required entry form to Michelle Paterson at [email protected] or mail to the Aquarium of Niagara Exhibits Department, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls, NY, 14301 by March 14. For more information, contact the exhibits department at 716-285-3575, ext. 205, or email [email protected].