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Aquarium of Niagara: Annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest under way

by jmaloni
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:30 am

Join the Aquarium of Niagara in celebrating its 22nd annual Penguin Days in March. On your next visit to the Aquarium of Niagara, snap a few shots of the attraction's favorite birds. Or submit photos you have taken of other penguins. Three winners will be chosen: first place, second place and honorable mention.

Contest Rules

•Each entrant may submit between one and five photographs of penguins. Photographs must be no smaller than 5-by-7 inches and no larger than 8-by-10 inches. Digital images must be submitted in print and should be 300 or more DPI. Entrants may submit a disc with print(s).

•All submissions must have the entrant name on the back of the photo with location and title. The Aquarium of Niagara does not assume any responsibility for any entry submitted.

•Mail photographs and the required entry form to the Aquarium of Niagara, Exhibits Department, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls, NY 14305 by March 13. For more information contact the exhibits department at 716-285-3575, ext. 211, or email [email protected].

•All photographs will be returned to the entrants after April 30. Finalists may be asked to submit model releases of recognizable subjects, signed by the person(s) appearing in the photograph.

•The first prizewinner will receive a penguin encounter; second prizewinner will receive an 8-by-10-inch unframed penguin art piece from the Aquarium of Niagara; and the honorable mention winner will receive a 4-by-6-inch unframed penguin art piece from the Aquarium of Niagara. Each winner will also receive an award certificate, matted enlargement of the photo, and media recognition. Photographs will be displayed at Penguin Days on March 23-24.

The contest is not open to employees of the Aquarium of Niagara or their immediate family members.

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