FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 22, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Inzillo, 908-789-3670 Ext. 226
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

“Take Only Pictures and Leave Only Footprints”
For Trailside’s Wildlife Photography Contest

tiger butterfly
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Grab your camera and get outside! Trailside Nature and Science Center is looking for amateur photographers, ages six to adult, to take part in the Wildlife Photography Contest as part of Trailside’s 17th annual Wildlife Sunday event. Photographers are encouraged to submit 5 x 7 black & white or color, unmounted, unframed pictures of wildlife no later than April 13th. Photographs, like this one of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, will be judged at Wildlife Sunday, April 22, on originality, composition, technical excellence and artistic merit by professional photographers. Prizes will be awarded to the best photograph in each of the three age categories: 6-10, 11-15 and 16-adult. All entries will be displayed in the Trailside Visitor Center through May 13. For an entry form and contest rules, call Trailside at 908-789-3670. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
green frog
Green Frog

Calling all amateur photographers! Photography is fun and wildlife, like the green frog pictured above, makes a challenging subject. Learn more about nature by observing animals in their natural habitat while you strive to compose the perfect photograph. You’re invited to take part in the Wildlife Photography Contest as part of Trailside Nature and Science Center’s 17th annual Wildlife Sunday. Entries must be 5 x 7 black & white or color, unmounted and unframed photographs received no later than April 13th. Judging takes place on April 22 at the Wildlife Sunday event. Professional photographers will judge photos in one of three age categories: 6-10, 11-15 and 16-adult, and prizes will be awarded. For an entry form and contest rules, call Trailside at 908-789-3670. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Grab your camera and head outside! The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Trailside Nature & Science Center are pleased to announce the 2007 Wildlife Photography Contest. Amateur photographers, ages six through adult, are invited to enter their original photographs of wild animals in their natural habitat. Friday, April 13 is the deadline for entries.

“It’s not easy to take pictures of wild animals. You need to know the animal, its habits and habitats. Wildlife photography is a great way to gain a better understanding of the natural world,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Contest entries should be unmounted, unframed, 5” x 7” black and white or color prints. Participants may enter a maximum of three photographs. Prizes will be given in each of three age groups: 6-10,
11-15, and 16-adult. An awards ceremony will be held at Trailside’s 17th annual Wildlife Sunday on April 22. Photographs will be judged on originality, composition, technical excellence and artistic merit by professional photographers. All photographs will be displayed at the Trailside Visitor Center through May 13th.

To obtain the contest rules and an entry form, call Trailside
at (908) 789-3670. Trailside is a service of the Union County Board
of Chosen Freeholders and is located at 452 New Providence Road
in Mountainside.