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Amateur photographers and Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center & Park will once again showcase the natural beauty of Bristol Tennessee’s largest park this fall during the 17th Annual Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest and Show held in conjunction with Wildlife Weekend.
The contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages, including children and teens. Eligible photographs must be taken at Steele Creek Park and should be focused on the natural aspects of the park. Prizes will be awarded by a panel of professional photographers from the Bristol area based on the general interest, creativity, and technical merits of photographs. All entries will be displayed online during the month following Wildlife Weekend and prints of all prize-winning entries will be displayed at The Nature Center.
This year’s contest will be conducted entirely online. All photographs must be submitted by e-mail in digital format. The deadline for submitting photographs is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023. Complete rules and instructions for submitting entries are available on the Friends website, www.friendsofsteelecreek.org, or by e-mail request at [email protected].
This is always a fun opportunity for anyone with a camera to show what a beautiful and diverse park we have, right here in the middle of Bristol,” said Robin Feierabend, contest coordinator. “It helps us get that message out and, hopefully, makes more people aware of the importance of nature and the need to preserve what we have.”
This year marks the 26th 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 Wildlife Weekend events.
“Friends” 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 [email protected].