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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Wildlife Weekend Photo Contest to begin accepting entries Aug. 1

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park will begin accepting entries on Monday, Aug. 1, for its 16th Annual Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest and Show that has become a favorite feature of Wildlife Weekend at Bristol, Tennessee’s 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 and should 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 online following Wildlife Weekend and prints of all prize-winning entries will be displayed at The Nature Center at Steele Creek Park. This year’s contest will again be conducted entirely online. All photographs must be submitted by e-mail in digital format. Entries may be submitted from Monday, Aug. 1, through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept, 16. 

Complete rules and instructions for submitting entries are available on the Friends website, www.friendsofsteelecreek.org or by e-mail request at photos@friendsofsteelecreek.org. 

“Steele Creek Park is a beautifully diverse sanctuary in the middle of Bristol,” said contest coordinator Robin Feierabend. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those with a camera to demonstrate that natural beauty and diversity. 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.”

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Wildlife Weekend at Steele Creek Park, 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. Winners of the photography contest will be announced immediately following the Friday evening guest lecture presentation, which is the traditional kick-off event to the Wildlife Weekend events.

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer organization whose primary purposes are to support The Nature Center and its 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. 

For more information, please contact Robin Feierabend at (423) 764-3336 or photos@friendsofsteelecreek.org.


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