August 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Event Date: Sept. 12-20, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS—The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is collecting entries Aug. 29-30 for its 9th annual “Images of Nature” photography exhibit and competition at the park’s Earth Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Road.

The Riviera Camera Club presents the nature-based event on Sept. 12-20, which is open to all amateur and professional photographers who reside in Indiana.

Artists can enter up to three original black and white or color photographs, but all entries must be developed from negatives, transparencies or digital files, and contain natural settings completely void of human existence. Photos including man-made features and influences like buildings, fences, boats, farm fields, domestic plants or animals will not be accepted.

Photos will be judged in six categories: Eagle Creek Park, birds, animals (excluding insects), landscapes, general nature (including wildflowers and insects) and creative.

For every category, cash awards will be given for first and second place along with “Best in Show,” plus third place and honorable mention will be recognized as well. Judging will be based on impact, composition, technical merit, emotional appeal and presentation.

The entry fee is a non-refundable $30 per artist, which benefits the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. Additionally, 15 percent of every sale supports future projects in the park on behalf of the Foundation. Selling artwork is optional for artists.

The event is free to the public with park admission, which is $5 per vehicle without a Foundation gate pass. Entry forms can be found on EagleCreekPark.org. For more information, call the Earth Discovery Center at 317.327.7148, or email Leah Frenzel at leah.frenzel@indy.gov.

Past submission: "Snow-Bellied Hummingbird" by John Sumner

Past submission: “Snow-Bellied Hummingbird” by John Sumner

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