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GAMBIER - The Brown Family Environmental Center has announced the 2017 Nature Photography Contest for children and adults. Photos may feature close-up shots, landscapes, and everything in between as long as natural elements are focal points. Photos may also depict people interacting with nature and the positive or negative outcomes of those interactions.

Photos must be delivered by Friday, October 6 to the BFEC Resource Center at 9781 Laymon Road, Gambier. Entry forms will be available and photos may be dropped-off anytime in the building breeze-way.  Each participant may submit up to 3 photos, and must pay a flat-rate $10 entry fee. ($10 per person regardless of number of photos). Photos must be matted or mounted on mat board or foam core. No framed entries will be accepted. There is no minimum photo size, although entries that are at least 8"x10" are recommended. Photographs should not exceed 14" in any dimension, and mat size should not exceed 16"x20". No composite digital photos. (Photos may be digitally altered, but prints should not contain layered objects from multiple images.)

All entries will be displayed during a photo contest show on Saturday, October 14, during the BFEC Fall Harvest Festival from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A panel of judges will select three winners in each division (adult and child). Cash awards will be offered: 1st Prize - $50; 2nd Prize - $30; 3rd Prize - $20.
Harvest Festival visitors will select "People's Choice" winners on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 2-4pm. Winners will be posted as the festival ends at 5pm. The show will remain up through November 10. Participants may pick-up photos November 13-17. The BFEC is not responsible for prints left at the center after this period.

College students enrolled at Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, or Central Ohio Technical College are invited to submit up to 3 entries per person electronically. Photographs will be displayed via a continuous slide show at the BFEC October 14 Fall Harvest Festival. Students opting to submit printed photos will be entered into the "adult" division above. For college students there is no fee to submit photos. Limit entries to three per person, each not to exceed 10 MB.
Photos must be submitted to kerkhoffj@kenyon.edu, no later than Friday, October 6. Contact Jill Kerkhoff at 740-427-5050 or kerkhoffj@kenyon.edu. Guidelines also available at bfec.kenyon.edu.


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