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High Plains Snow Goose Festival Committee
109 East Beech Street
Lamar, CO  81052
719-336-4379 Phone
719-336-4370 Fax
lamarchamberofcommerce@gmail.com

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

LAMAR, Colo. (September, 2017) -
The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 3rd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are being accepted from September, 2017 until February 2nd, 2018.

 

This contest is open to the general public and both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to participate. Adult and Youth participants can enter images in the following categories: Wildlife, Landscape, Birds, Historical and Raptors (Committee’s Choice). Photos must be taken within the last year and represent Southeast Colorado. Adult entries are only a minimal fee of $5.00 per photo entered and youth entries (18 and under) are free. A portion of the proceeds collected in entry fees will be donated to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo to support their raptor center operations.

 

Prizes will be awarded to one photo in each category (Bird, Wildlife, Landscape, Historical and Waterfowl (Committee’s Choice) and in each age group (Adult and Youth). The prize for each category for Adult will be $100.00 in Lamar Chamber of Commerce LUV Bucks and for Youth, $50.00 in Lamar Chamber of Commerce LUV Bucks for the four repeating categories. The Committee’s Choice category will have a special prize to be determined for both, the Adult and Youth categories. A People's Choice winner will also be awarded $150.00 in Lamar Chamber of Commerce LUV Bucks. There will be an honorable mention photo in each category.

 

For registration forms and details on the contest rules, visit High Plains Snow Goose Festival’s website at www.highplainssnowgoose.com.

 

Join avid birders and historians for this three-day festival that offers a variety of programs, field trips, and seminars that celebrate birding, watchable wildlife and historical heritage in Southeastern Colorado. Participants can watch approximately 30,000 geese take off from local reservoirs and fly to their feeding grounds. Flocks numbering in the tens of thousands make for an impressive sight. Hundreds of bird species migrate through Southeastern Colorado each year, but the migration of snow geese is by far the most spectacular.

Stay up to date by visiting our Facebook page. Just search for High Plains Snow Goose Festival. For more information about the High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival go to: 
www.highplainssnowgoose.com.

  

For more information please contact Shawna Hodge at hodgeshawna@gmail.com or
Vincent Gearhart at
vincent.gearhart@gmail.com (719) 688-7720.

 


WILDLIFE - Youth Winner Maire Misenheimer

WILDLIFE - Adult Winner - Jim Thompson

People’s Choice Award - Jill Smith – Fox on the Ice

Committee Choice – Waterfowl - Winner - Jim Thompson

For Immediate Release

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Second Annual
Photography Contest Winners

Lamar, Colorado (March 16, 2017) The 2017 High Plains Snow Goose Festival, in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Southeast Colorado Arts Council and Boeken Trust, sponsored the 2nd annual High Plains Snow Goose Photography Contest that featured entries from many talented photographers from Southeast Colorado.

This contest is open to the general public for both amateur and professional photographers. Adult and Youth participants entered images in the following categories: Wildlife, Landscape, Birds, Historical and Waterfowl (Committee’s Choice).

The Committee’s Choice category was new for the 2017 festival. The Committee’s Choice topic will change each year. The planning committee felt that having a new topic would add a continuing challenge for contest participants and they really wanted to see the adult verses youth perspective in the entries for this category.

Prizes were awarded to one photo in each category (Bird, Wildlife, Landscape, Historical and Waterfowl, the Committee’s Choice category in each age group (Adult and Youth). The prize for each category for Adult was $100.00 in Lamar Chamber of Commerce LUV Bucks and $50 LUV Bucks for each the four repeating categories. The Committee’s Choice category had a special prize, consisting of Go Pro Camera for the Adult group and a set of binoculars for the Youth. Unfortunately, there were no youth entries for the Committee Choice Waterfowl category this year so the binoculars will be held over for next year’s contest.

Second Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival
Photography Contest Winners
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Wildlife
Adult
Honorable Mention - Norma Verhoeff
Winner - Jim Thompson
Youth
WinMaire Misenheimer

Landscape
Honorable Mention - Jill Smith
Winner - Ron Harms

Bird
Honorable Mention - Norma Verhoeff
Winner - Linda Bourne

Historical
Honorable Mention -  Sally DePra
Winner -  Jim Thompson

Committee Choice – Waterfowl
Winner - Jim Thompson

People’s Choice Award
Jill Smith – Fox on the Ice

Congratulations to all the Winners and Honorable Mention recipients!

 

2018 Schedule coming soon!!!!


Printable Photo Contest Registration Form

Printable Photo Contest Flyer