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Shooting Time for Audubon Nature Photo Contest

With the arrival of spring, now could be the time you take the picture that wins a prize in the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest.

The contest, presented by the Audubon Center & Sanctuary of Jamestown, N.Y., awards prizes in three categories and two divisions. The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school, and the Adult Division is 18 and over or post-high school. Youth and Adult winners in the categories of Landscapes, Plants, and Wildlife each receive a $100 cash prize and free photo finishing.

With entries being submitted online, the competition has attracted international attention, receiving submissions from around the world.

The 2012 winners were:

Adult Wildlife: Gerald Wilders (Toms River, NJ), “Leaping for Prey”

Adult Plants: Ricardo Gilson (Meadville, PA), “Wild Oats”

Adult Landscape: Patty Raydo (Fairview, PA), “Big Sur at Sunset”

Youth Wildlife: Brandon Abranovic (Scottsdale, AZ), “Sneaking Through”

Youth Plants: Mayla Mahoney (Enosburg Falls, VT), “Water World”

Youth Landscape: Hope Harrington (Lompoc, CA), “Mountain Reflection”

Contest entry deadline is June 30, 2013. Images of winning entries from the 2011 and 2012 contests as well as details for the 2013 competition are online at http://jasphotocontest.com/.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest is sponsored by Main Street Photo of Bowling Green, Ohio (http://bgmainstreetphoto.com/).

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