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Posted on: September 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 09/12/16 Steele Creek Park Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest Announced

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park (“Friends”) will again be sponsoring an amateur photography contest and show. The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Wildlife Weekend celebration at Steele Creek Park. Amateur photographers of all ages, including children and teens, are encouraged to participate. Eligible photographs must be taken at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, Tennessee and be focused on the natural aspects of the park. Prizes will be awarded, based on the general interest, creativity, and technical merits of the photographs. Professional photographers from the Bristol area will serve on the panel of judges. All entries will be displayed at the Wildlife Weekend celebration, scheduled for October 7 - 8 at Steele Creek Park.

The Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest and Show is always a popular part of Wildlife Weekend. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the beauty and diversity of the Park though photography. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity for park-goers of all ages to have fun through the creativity of photography and the wonder of nature.

Wildlife Weekend at Steele Creek Park is an annual event featuring a variety of children’s activities, speakers, and interpretive walks, all relating to the natural history of the park and the region.

“Friends” is a nonprofit, volunteer organization whose primary purposes are to assist the Nature Center staff in educational, recreational, and research activities, to assist with the development and maintenance of park trails, gardens and facilities, and to preserve and protect the natural areas of Steele Creek Park.

The deadline for submitting photographs is 4:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016. Complete rules and application forms are available at The Nature Center at Steele Creek Park and at the Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department at the Slater Center on McDowell St. Application forms may also be downloaded from the Friends website at, or may be requested by e-mail from

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