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Friends of NSNWR photography contest

Seven photo categories with entries due Oct. 1

The Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is presenting its annual Photography Contest to celebrate the Refuge and to capture its unique beauty. Photographers of all ages are welcome to participate.

Submitted photos must be taken at the Refuge and be of one of the following categories: Bison, Elk, Birds, Other Wildlife, Plants, Landscapes and People Enjoying the Refuge.

All entries are due Oct. 1. Full details about the contest and information on submitting photos can be found at Tallgrass.org.

Photos will be judged in October and winners will be notified by Nov. 1. A reception for all participating photographers will be held Nov. 14 in the Ding Darling Gallery at the Refuge in Prairie City. All entries will be on display in the gallery November through December 2020.

Adult and Youth Best of Show winners will receive a $100 gift certificate from participating sponsor Christian Photo of Des Moines. First Place winners in each category (Adult and Youth) will receive a gift certificate to the Prairie Point Nature Store located in the Visitor Center at the Refuge.

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