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7th Annual Naturescapes Photo Contest

While SMGA’s board opted to focus on other priorities this year, we are thrilled that two great groups are carrying on with the Naturescapes Photo Contest. Many thanks to the Hill Country Photography Club and The Hays County Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists for sponsoring this year’s contest. Read all about it below and then dust off your cameras and enjoy a local greenspace.


Grab your camera and head outdoors! Seeking Photographers of ALL ages for 7th Annual Naturescapes Photo Contest.

Do you see beauty or humor in your natural surroundings, and wish you had captured it to share with your friends or family? Well, now is your chance to do just that. The 7th Annual Naturescapes Photography Contest is looking for your beautiful, inspiring, or even humorous images to showcase the local natural beauty of Hays County.
Goals of the contest and exhibition include increasing public awareness of the importance of protecting our natural world, and giving photographers a chance to capture, share, and receive recognition for beautiful and inspiring images.

Local and visiting photographers of all levels of experience are encouraged to participate. For the first time, this year’s contest will include a youth category, with a cash prize presented for the Best Youth image. A second special award added this year is for Best Natural Habitat image.

May 1st is the kickoff date for this year’s Naturescapes Photo Contest, and all entries must be received by July 11, 2011. Amanda Smith, of A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, will jury the submitted entries, and you will be notified during the week of July 25th if your image or images have been selected to be included in the exhibition.
A reception for all participants and the community is set for Saturday, September 10, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The exhibit will be on display at the Walker’s Gallery in the Activity Center from September 10 – November 4.

Check this website for complete information for this year’s contest. Some information has changed from previous years, so please read it carefully. http:/

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