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2013-03-07 / Community News

Nature Festival Photo Contest Coming Up


This picture took First Place in the Adult - People in Nature - Category of last year’s Milam County’s Nature Festival Photo Contest. It was taken and submitted by Jerry Norris and is titled “Simple Joy”. This picture took First Place in the Adult - People in Nature - Category of last year’s Milam County’s Nature Festival Photo Contest. It was taken and submitted by Jerry Norris and is titled “Simple Joy”. Got any great nature photos? Were they taken somewhere in Texas? Do you want to share them with others and have a chance to be recognized among your family, friends and possibly thousands of Nature Festival visitors? Are you between the ages of zero and infinity? If so, you are eligible to submit your favorites in our Nature Festival Photo Contest!

This year’s Milam County Nature Festival, sponsored by the El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, will be held on Friday evening April 7 and Saturday April 13 at Rockdale Fair Park in Rockdale, and is shaping up to be another great fun family event.

This year’s theme will be on “Snakes of Milam County” with several speakers and exhibits focusing on these really neat reptiles. Lots of other great nature exhibits and hands on activities will also be featured, including an outdoor nature event and movie on Friday evening.

There will more details in future articles, and you can read more on our web page http://txmn.org/elcamino/naturefest/. Right now, we’d like to announce the opening of our Nature Photo Contest being held in conjunction with the Festival.

There are three age divisions based on your age as of March 29, 2013, which is the date of final submission: Child under age 12; Teens ages 12 through 17; and Adults ages 18 and over.

There are five categories where each person can submit one photo in each one: People in Nature; Wildlife; Landscape/Scenery; Plants/ Flora; and Funny Nature Photo.

Photos need to be 8x10 in size, without any matting or framing, to keep it all simple and inexpensive. The submission forms and guidelines are pretty easy and can be obtained from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Cameron, or the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce office, or they are easy to download from the above web page.

So get busy and let’s see those great photographs!

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