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  • K-12 Photography Contest Participants Recognized at Award Ceremony

    November 26, 2018
    Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
    17076 293rd Ave NW
    Zimmerman, MN  55398 763-389-3323 
    Email:  sherburne@fws.gov http://www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne/
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          
    Date: November 26, 2018            

    Alaina Larkin  763-389-3323 ext. 113                                                                                                       Jessica Nelson  763-389-3323 ext. 104
              K-12 Photography Contest Participants Recognized at Award Ceremony  
    Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), in partnership with the Friends of Sherburne and the Sherburne Photography Club, hosted its 4th Annual K-12 Photography Contest this year. The contest saw a wonderful turnout with 45 total entries submitted. All the photos submitted captured beautiful and unique perspectives of the refuge and will be displayed at the Oak Savanna Learning Center throughout the winter months. Viewing options include the first three Saturday’s in December (1st, 8th, 15th) from 10 am to 1 pm. The Eagle’s Nest Nature Store will also be open at this time for holiday shopping. Photos can also be viewed during public events, including the Valentine’s Moonlight Ski & Hike on Saturday, February 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm and the Afternoon Snowshoe on Saturday, February 23rd from 1 pm to 4 pm.  
    The photos submitted focused on wildlife and scenery and had to be taken at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Additionally, all photos were taken during daylight hours and in areas open to the public. On November 14th, the winners and all participants were recognized for their outstanding work. 1st through 3rd place were awarded as well as five honorable mentions. The 1st place winner was Lucille Hunter (Zimmerman, MN) for her vivid image of a wasp perched among brightly colored leaves. 2nd and 3rd place were awarded to Adeline Tiggelaar (Zimmerman, MN) and Levi Nicholson (Elk River, MN) respectively. Honorable mentions were awarded to Hannah Hunter, Rhema Knudson, Ian Daly, Katie Gray, and Aurora Schossow. The refuge would like to thank all of the young photographers for their participation in this year’s contest and for sharing their creative and inspiring images with us.  
    Entry forms for the 5th Annual K-12 Photography Contest can be found on the Sherburne NWR website on the “Just for Kids” page (www.fws.gov/refuge/Sherburne) or by visiting Refuge Headquarters. All photos and entry forms must be submitted or postmarked by October 11, 2019 to Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, 17076 293rd Ave NW, Zimmerman, MN, 55398.   
    For questions or more information, please contact Alaina Larkin at Alaina_Larkin@fws.gov or 763-389-3323 ext. 113.
    Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and is located near the cities of Princeton, Zimmerman, and St. Cloud, in central Minnesota.  Website:  http://www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne/.
    The mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service.  For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov.  
    Mike Brubaker, Executive Director
    (763) 262-4433

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