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Audubon Photo Contest Deadline is June 30

Audubon Photo Contest Deadline is June 30

Jamestown, NY – The Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s 2016 Nature Photography Contest is drawing to a close.

However, as Program Director Jennifer Schlick pointed out, “Whether you choose photographs from your collection or decide to shoot new ones, there is still time to submit entries by the June 30 deadline.” 

Schlick said that the Nature Photography Contest, now in its eighth year, helps fulfill Audubon’s mission of connecting people with nature, since a beautiful nature photograph truly inspires appreciation for the natural world.

Photographers with any level of experience are encouraged to submit their favorite images. Entry is simple, as all submissions are made online. Deadline for entry is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Prizes for the contest are awarded in two divisions with four categories each, for a total of eight winners.

The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school; Adult is 18 and over or post-high school.

So Many Photo Contest Possibilities at the Nature Center

So Many Photo Contest Possibilities at the Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – With the multitude of activities at the Audubon Nature Center in May and June, the opportunities for taking a prize-winning photograph abound.

The 2016 Nature Photography Contest has added a new category for entries: the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center category is for photographs “taken in the building or on the grounds that exemplify the Nature Center experience.”  

You are invited to bring your camera and choose from the many possibilities you will find. Maybe goslings will catch your eye. Or birds at the feeders or nest boxes. Or apple trees in bloom.

You could sign up for one of several classes or workshops – from Father’s Day Birdfeeder Building to one of the Coffee Shop Series -- and ask your fellow participants to put on their best smiles for you.  Or do the same at a Nature Photography Club meeting or First Friday Lunch Bunch gathering.

United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline Reminder

United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline	Reminder

Jamestown, NY – Chautauqua County artists and organizations are reminded that with an April 15 application deadline, now is the time to be preparing their applications for the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County’s Projects Pool Grants Program.

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups. 

An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including crafts, choreography, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for a Projects Pool Fellowship.  Funding priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a fellowship would have significant career impact.

New Category in Audubon Nature Center Photo Contest

New Category in Audubon Nature Center Photo Contest

Jamestown, NY – Now in its sixth year, the Audubon Nature Center’s 2016 Nature Photography Contest is designed to encourage anyone who enjoys doing photography – from beginners to professionals – to enter their images for consideration by the June 30 deadline.

“Part of our mission is to connect people with nature,” said Nature Center program director and contest coordinator Jennifer Schlick. “The photo contest helps us fulfill that mission in two ways: The photographer connects with nature while making images, and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature by seeing the images.”

The contest gives photographers an outlet to share their work and have it judged, while also raising funds to support the many education programs of the Nature Center.

“We’re excited to be adding a new category to the contest this year that will be of particular interest to area residents,” Schlick added.

NFADA to Announce Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest Winners

NFADA to Announce Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest Winners

Officials from the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association will host an awards presentation at 4 p.m. Monday, March 14, to announce the winners of the NFADA’s annual Buffalo Auto Show poster contest. The announcement will take place at the Dunkin’ Donuts location at 2340 Delaware Ave. (at Hertel Avenue), Buffalo. 

Dozens of posters, submitted by local elementary, middle and high school students, were displayed at the Buffalo Auto Show, which took place Feb. 11-14 in downtown Buffalo. Prizes for first place, second place and honorable mention will be awarded in three divisions. The poster contest is sponsored by The Buffalo News, BuffaloCars.com, Dunkin’ Donuts and Darien Lake.

United Arts Appeal Accepting Grant Applications

United Arts Appeal Accepting Grant Applications

Jamestown, NY – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) is accepting applications from Chautauqua County artists and organizations for its 2016 Projects Pool Grants Program. 

UAA president Elizabeth Bush explained that, “A portion of the funds raised every year through the United Arts Appeal’s fund drive is allocated for individual artists and artistic projects. In 2015, we were pleased to be able to assist three artists and the projects of seven organizations, all for the benefit of the cultural life of Chautauqua County.”  

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups. 

Audubon Nature Center Awarding Scholarship

Audubon Nature Center Awarding Scholarship

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is accepting applications for its Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship.

Since 2003, the education staff of the Nature Center has held an annual birdathon to raise money to award a $500 scholarship to an area college-bound high school senior or Jamestown Community College student who intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field.

These educators describe a birdathon as “a team of crazy birders looking for as many species as possible over a 24-hour period.” Their event is held in early May.