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6th annual 'Penguin Days' amateur photo contest

by jmaloni


Sat, Mar 8th 2014 07:00 am

The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 23rd annual "Penguin Days" March 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 of Niagara'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 unframed penguin art piece from the aquarium. Each winner will also receive an award certificate, and media recognition. Photographs will be displayed at the annual "Penguin Days Celebration" March 29-30.

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-inces and no larger than 8-by-10-inches. Digital images should be 300 dpi or more.

Mail photographs and required entry form to the Aquarium of Niagara, Exhibits Department, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls, NY, 14301, by March 21.

For more information, call the exhibits department at 716-285-3575, ext. 211, or email [email protected].

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