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Photo Contest Announced by Audubon Nature Center

Photo Contest Announced by Audubon Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is encouraging anyone who enjoys photography – from beginners to professionals – to enter their images for consideration in the 2015 Nature Photography Contest.

The deadline for this fifth annual competition is June 30, 2015.

“If you don’t have a photo you’ve already taken that you want to enter,” said Audubon Nature Center Program Director Jennifer Schlick, “there is plenty of time to get outdoors and do some shooting!”

“Part of our mission is to connect people with nature,” Schlick said. “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.”

United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline Approaching

United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline	Approaching

Jamestown, NY – Organizations and individual artists interested in applying to the 2015 Projects Pool Grants Program of the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) are reminded that the application deadline is April 15.

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.

Nature Center Accepting Scholarship Applications

Nature Center Accepting Scholarship Applications

Jamestown, NY – Since 2003, the education staff of the Audubon 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 Audubon 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. 

In 2009 the award was named in honor of Ryan Paul Exline, a graduate student at Duke University who was studying for a Conservation Degree. An integral part of the Nature Center family for many years, the Russell, Pennsylvania, resident was 22 when he died on December 17, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

United Arts Appeal Offering Grants

United Arts Appeal Offering Grants

Jamestown, NY – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) has announced its 2015 Projects Pool Grants Program for Chautauqua County artists and organizations. 

“Every year a portion of the funds raised through the United Arts Appeal’s fund drive is allocated for individual artists and artistic projects,” said UAA President Lynn Warner. “In 2014, we were pleased to be able to assist three artists and the projects of five 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. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market will hold its fifth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2015 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.