High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 1st Annual Photography Contest!

14thanniversaryThe High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 1st annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are being accepted from now until February 12, 2016.

This contest is open to the general public and both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to participate. Adult and Youth participants can enter images in the following categories: Wildlife, Landscape, Birds and Historical. Photos must be taken within the last year and represent Southeast Colorado. Adult entries are only a minimal fee of $5.00 per photo entered and youth entries (under the age of 12) are free. A portion of the proceeds collected in entry fees will be given to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo to support raptor center operations.

Prizes will be awarded to one photo in each category (Bird, Wildlife, Landscape and Historical) and in each age group (Adult and Youth). The prize for each category for Adult will be $50.00 in Lamar Chamber of Commerce LUV Bucks and for Youth, $25.00 in Lamar Chamber of Commerce LUV Bucks for each category.  A People’s Choice winner will also be awarded $100.00 in Lamar Chamber of Commerce LUV Bucks. There will also be an honorable mention photo in each category.

For registration forms and details on the contest rules, visit High Plains Snow Goose Festival’s website at www.highplainssnowgoose.com or call 719-336-4379.

Join avid birders and historians for this three-day festival that offers a variety of programs, field trips, and seminars that celebrate birding, watchable wildlife and historical heritage in Southeastern Colorado. Participants can watch approximately 30,000 geese take off from local reservoirs and fly to their feeding grounds. Flocks numbering in the tens of thousands make for an impressive sight. Hundreds of bird species migrate through Southeastern Colorado each year, but the migration of snow geese is by far the most spectacular.

Stay up to date by visiting our Facebook page. Just search for High Plains Snow Goose Festival. For more information about the High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival go to:  www.highplainssnowgoose.com.

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