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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bird Festival Photo Contest

Calling all photographers, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is now accepting entries for its "Birds of South Florida" Photo Contest as part of the Bird Festival presented by Fairchild and the Tropical Audubon Society on October 12 and 13. Entering the contest is free and open to all amateur photographers. Photo submissions must be sent with the Registration Formwww.fairchildgarden.org filled out and attached via email to Vanessa Cook dt vcook@fairchildgarden.org by Friday, September 27, 2013.

Expert judges will review the submissions and select the top 20 photographs. Finalists will be notified on October 5. The top 20 photos will be on display digitally throughout the Garden during the Bird Festival, and the top three photos will be announced before the Keynote Lecture on Saturday, October 12.

Winning photographers that place in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will receive a Fairchild Membership or renewal if they are already members. Members receive free admission into the Garden and special benefits throughout the year.

Fairchild's Bird Festival brings together leading ornithological experts and beginner birders to learn about our avian friends. Keynote speaker Ted Floyd, editor of Birding Magazine, will present lectures on birding and ornithology. Two days of offsite birding tours to local bird habitats will also be offeredon Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. Fun activities, food, tours, and lectures will be held at Fairchild on October 12 and 13.

For more info about the Bird Festival and photo contest rules, please call 305-667-1651or visit the Bird Festival webpage at www.fairchildgarden.org

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