June 21, 2010

Colchester Wildlife Photo Contest Announced [Press Release]

In celebration of Colchester’s recent designation as a certified Community Wildlife Habitat (CWH) by the National Wildlife Federation, Colchester Parks & Recreation and the CWH Committee are teaming up to offer a nature photography contest for residents of Colchester and surrounding towns.  Photos are expected to show ways in which Colchester is a wildlife-friendly community.  Selected entries will be displayed at this year’s “Colchester 57 Fest”, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, as part of the CWH Committee’s participation in the event.  All ages are welcome to participate, with submissions in one of four categories:

  • Birds, Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Gardens, Plants & Insects
  • Wildlife-Friendly Habitats:  Food, Water, Shelter & Places to Raise Young
  • Scenic Colchester

Printed photos in 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 formats may be mailed or delivered in person to the Parks & Recreation Office, 127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415.  Prints cannot be returned.  Alternatively, submissions may be emailed to photos@colchesterct.info or shared online at http://www.flickr.com/groups/colchesterwildlife
 .  Submissions must be received no later than September 1 and should include:

  • Photographer's name, contact information and optional age (if 18 or younger)
  • Category for submission
  • Photo title, where it was taken and an optional short description

Questions?  Call Parks & Recreation at 860-537-7297 or send an e-mail to colchesterwildlifehabitat@gmail.com .

note: this is a copy of the press release and I take no credit for it's content