Presenting the 2016 PAS Photo Contest Results This photo contest was held as a fun event to increase the awareness of the presence of PAS and to encourage appreciation of the environment, wildlife, nature, conservation, ecosystem, and sustainability. The contest provided an opportunity to use photographic skills to capture experiences and impressions of nature and present them in an artistic interpretation that can be appreciated by all! Hopefully, it also served to inform the public of the possibilities available for becoming actively involved in preserving the wonders of nature. This year the contest was open to all amateur photographers with no regional limitations. The three categories included Birds, Other Wildlife, and Other Nature. A maximum of five entries were allowed to be submitted per participant. Photos were judged on technical merit, composition, creativity, and visual impact. Awards and prizes of $60 and $40 were presented to the first and second place winners, respectively, in each of the three categories. Summary of the 2016 Photo Contest A total of 20 participants submitted 82 entries from a variety of locations including Yellowstone, Potlatch, Lewiston, Clarkston, Viola, Moscow, Troy, Pullman, California, Indiana, Florida, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Montana, Kenya, and Tanzania. The entries included 55 Bird, 12 Other Wildlife, and 15 Other Nature photos. Winning photos were selected by our panel of three judges. Awards will be announced and presented at the October 19 program meeting.
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