FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2008

CONTACT:  Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
                        Thomas Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Deadline Extended!
“Take Only Pictures and Leave Only Footprints” Photography Contest

praying mantis
Mountainside, NJ Deadline extended! Grab your camera and get outside! The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is looking for amateur photographers, ages six to adult, to take part in the Wildlife Photography Contest as part of Trailside Nature and Science Center’s 18th annual Wildlife Sunday event. Photographers are encouraged to submit 5” x 7” black & white or color, un-mounted, unframed pictures of wildlife no later than April 11th. Photographs, like this one of a praying mantis, will be judged at Wildlife Sunday, April 20, 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: 6-11, 12-17 and 18-adult. All entries will be displayed in the Trailside Visitor Center through May 11. For an entry form and contest rules, call Trailside at 908-789-3670 or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/trailside. 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.

Grab your camera and head outside! The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Trailside Nature & Science Center are pleased to announce the 2008 Wildlife Photography Contest. Amateur photographers, ages six through adult, are invited to enter their original photographs of wild animals in their natural habitat. The deadline for entries has been extended to 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 11th.

“Animals are challenging photographic subjects, and capturing them successfully in natural settings on film requires knowledge of the animal and its habitat,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “We hope that this contest will encourage the hobby of wildlife photography and a better understanding of the natural world.”

Contest entries should be unmated, unframed 5” x 7” black and white or color prints. Participants may enter a maximum of two photographs. Prizes will be given in each of three age groups: 6-11 years, 12-17, and 18 and older. All photographs will be displayed at the Trailside Visitor Center through May 11.

Photographs will be judged by local professional photographers. The judging will be based on originality, composition, technical excellence and artistic merit. An awards ceremony will be held at Trailside’s 18th annual Wildlife Sunday on April 20, at 4:30 p.m. A prize will be awarded to the best photograph in each age group.

To obtain a brochure containing rules and a contest entry form, call Trailside at (908) 789-3670 or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/trailside. 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.

bee on flower
Mountainside, NJ Deadline extended!  Calling all amateur photographers!
Photography is fun, and wildlife, like the bee 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 18th annual Wildlife Sunday. Entries must be 5” x 7” black & white or color, un-mounted and unframed photographs received no later than April 11. Judging takes place on April 20 at the Wildlife Sunday event. Professional photographers will judge photos in one of three age categories: 6-11, 12-17 and 18-adult, and prizes will be awarded. For an entry form and contest rules, call Trailside at 908-789-3670 or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/trailside. 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.