Take a shot and enter Hawk Mountain’s annual Digital Photo Contest
Photographers of any skill level encouraged to enter their best photos taken at Hawk Mountain
Grab your camera and get to the Mountain, because Sunday, Nov. 26 marks the final day for lo- cal photographers to submit entries for the Hawk Mountain Digital Photo Contest.
Photographers of any skill level can enter their best photos taken at Hawk Mountain for an entry fee of just $ 5, which benefits the Sanctuary’s education programs. Participants can enter in as many of the 5 categories as they like, but only up to 2 photos per category. Catego- ries include Scenic Views and Wild Landscapes, Wild Avians, Native Wild Flora, Native Wild Fauna, and Macro Photography. All photos must be submitted online at hawkmountain. org/ photocontest.
A winner and runner up will be chosen for each category. Honorable mentions and a staff pick will also be selected. The winner for each category will receive $ 75 and the runner up will receive $ 25. The awardwinning photos will be displayed in an exhibit in the Wings of Wonder Gallery in the Hawk Mountain Visitor Center for a year and in the Autumn 2018 Hawk Mountain News.
The digital format of this contest allows any photographer to participate easily. “We want people to get out here and explore the Mountain’s trails, overlooks, and programs. This is the perfect chance to practice nature photography and capture the beauty of Hawk Mountain,” says Gigi Romano, the Sanctuary’s Communications Specialist. “It’s a breeze to enter, and your submission fee directly benefits our work here on the Mountain.”
For a complete list of rules and guidelines or to enter, visit hawkmountain. org/ photocontest.
The 2,500- acre Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open to the public year- round by trailfee or membership, which in turn supports the nonprofit organization’s raptor conservation mission and local- to- global research, training, and education programs. To learn more about Hawk Mountain and its efforts, visit www. hawkmountain. org.