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2019 will be the 41st year that the Heard Nature Photographers club has coordinated a photography contest to raise funds for the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, and once again it is a totally digital contest. Participation is now so easy - just think – no printing, matting, delivery or mailing expense!

The contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. Below is a brief overview:

Contest dates:

Submissions: February 2 - 24, 2019

Winners Notified: March 10 - 12, 2019

Award Ceremony: March 17, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. – Science Resource Center – Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney, TX 75069

Divisions: Youth – Junior: Young photographers up to the age of 14

Youth – Senior: Young photographers between the ages of 15-18

Adult – Aspiring: For beginner photographers through those with several years experience who have not yet met the 'Experienced' criteria.

Adult – Advanced: Comfortable with the technical aspects of the camera. Proficient in the concepts of composition, exposure, lighting and post-processing

techniques for creating images. May be skillful in more than one genre of photography (for example: landscape, portrait, macro,

photojournalism, still life, etc.)

Entry Fees: Youth Divisions – $5/per image

Adult Divisions – $10/per image

Awards for 2019: Ribbons for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners and Honorable Mentions

$100 cash to Best of Show winner in each of the four Divisions

Contest Website: http://www.heardnaturephotographers.com/about-the-contest/

The contest website pages are now open for review and the submission pages will open on February 2, 2019.

Come join the challenge!

For more information click here.

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