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Posted on: January 24, 2013

[ARCHIVED] SCC Partners Annual Photo Contest is Just Around the Corner

Contest Photos May be Submitted March 11 – 29, 2013

The Story County Conservation Partners will hold its annual photo contest this spring. All amateur photographers are encouraged to submit photos of nature and recreational activities taken in Story County Conservation Parks and Areas by March 29.

The following categories will be judged: A: Nature in Story County Conservation parks and areas (may include structures); B: Specimen shot of native plant or animal (photographs of specific plants or animals – micro or macro); or C: Connecting people and recreation (People enjoying Story County Conservation areas). Please note photographs in categories "A" and "C" must be taken in a Story County Conservation areas. Special awards include "Best of Show" and "Partners Magnet.”

Each photographer may submit up to three entries. Youth photography entries (18 years old or younger) will be judged separately. Photos from all seasons will be accepted. Cash and other prizes will be awarded in each category at the Partners Spring Festival on May 5 at McFarland Park. Photos may be submitted March 11-29, 2013 at the Story County Conservation Center (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames.

Photographers retain all rights to their images except for use by Story County Conservation. Images from the contest are used to enhance Story County Conservation's photo library and encourage people to visit SCC areas year-round. Photos from last year’s contest can be found here:

For a complete list of rules, entry forms, and a map of SCC areas, visit or contact Outreach Coordinator Tiffany Cornelius at 515-232-2516 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or via email at

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The Environmental Education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Tiffany Cornelius
Story County Conservation
Phone: 515-232-2516
Fax: 515-232-6989

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