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Beardsley Zoo Announces Photography Contest

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to announce its second non-juried photography exhibition will be held online this year, an opportunity for the Zoo’s many dedicated amateurs and professional photographers to submit their best work for public viewing. Photographers are invited to upload their submissions at Judging will take place the first week in August, with a Facebook Live Winners Presentation held afterward.
Exhibit Rules
· Each photographer can submit three photos, with a $10 fee per photo.
For the best quality for viewing the photos online, the recommended image size is 1088 x 816 pixels with a maximum file size of 1MB.
· Photos must include animals from Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. They may be older photos from the previous year as well as current photos.
· Milford Photo will provide First, Second, and Third prizes in the form of gift certificates to the store. First prize is $200, second prize is $100, and third prize is $50.
· In addition to the judged photos, a People’s Choice will be selected. The general public can vote on their favorite by making a one-dollar donation for each vote.
· Photos are due to be submitted by July 31, 2020.
· If you have questions, email Jessica Taylor at
“Art is a natural way for people to express their love of animals and appreciation of nature,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “Our second Photography Goes Wild online exhibit helps to showcase the stunning diversity of species at the Zoo, and we hope, encourage people to focus on preserving wild habitats and animal conservation in new ways.”
In preparation for the Exhibit, a Zoom photography class will be offered by experienced animal photographer and Zoo Volunteer, Jack Bradley. Date and details to be provided online.