Calling all nature photographers

The Bluff Country Artists Gallery and Norwegian Ridge Birding and Nature Trail in Spring Grove invites photographers of all ages and skill levels to capture their view of nature for their Best of Nature Photography Contest.

“We feel that getting people outdoors is one of our goals, and hopefully this contest will get people out and enjoying nature,” said Steve Kemp, Norwegian Ridge Birding and Nature Trail committee member.

While brainstorming ideas for an event during Uff Da Fest, the Nature Trail committee talked about a photography contest. They thought that it would be a nice collaboration with the gallery.

“The gallery is excited to display the photographers’ work; this event ties these two groups together very nicely,” Kemp said.

There are six different categories for photo entries:

• Kindergarten through sixth grade

• Seventh grade through twelfth grade

• Amateur

• Professional

• Senior citizen

• Norwegian Ridge Birding and Nature Trail

Photos in all categories are to be nature-focused. Photos are to be framed or matted and ready to be hung. They must be a minimum of 5”x7”. Photos can be brought into the gallery during regular business hours from now through Oct. 4.

Winners will be determined on Oct. 5 during Uff Da Fest. Everyone is invited to see the winning entries during a special reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5. All entries will be exhibited at the gallery from Oct. 5 through Oct. 30.

For more information, contact kemp54@springgrove.coop. The gallery is located on Main Street and during road construction can be accessed through its backdoor from the alley.

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