The St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) program at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) and The Friends of the Robert Moses State Park (RMSP) Nature Center have formed this partnership to raise awareness of Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) in the St. Lawrence River AOC at Massena and Akwesasne and to promote appreciation for its natural beauty. This photography contest is designed to get community members of all ages from Massena and Akwesasne outdoors by asking them to showcase what they love about the environment along the St. Lawrence River all year long.
Photographs will be accepted during each season according to the following schedule:
|Season||Contest Dates||Winners Announced|
|Winter||March 8-22||March 29|
|Spring||May 10-24||May 31|
|Summer||July 12-26||August 2|
|Fall||September 13-27||October 4|
No photos will be accepted beyond these dates. Winners will be announced the Friday following each contest.
Prizes are as follows:
|1st place:||$25 gift certificate for Twin Leaf|
|2nd place:||‘Better Birdwatching in the East’ DVD donated by The Friends of the RMSP Nature Center|
|3rd place:||The Friends of the RMSP Nature Center T-shirt (available in various sizes)|
Winning photos will be on display at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall, and on the St. Lawrence River AOC and The Friends of the RMSP Nature Center, Inc. websites, as well as used for St. Lawrence River AOC and The Friends of the RMSP Nature Center, Inc. publications and activities.
Photographs will be accepted at the SRMT Environment Division (412 State Route 37, Akwesasne) or The Friends of the RMSP Nature Center, Inc. (19 Robinson Bay Road, Massena). Photos may be in color or black-and-white in two formats:
- Traditional prints (max 8”x10”); or
- Digital entries in 2400x3000 pixels (7.2 Megapixels) = 300 dpi emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line: ‘Photo Contest Entry’.
All entries must be accompanied by a completed Entry Submission Form available by Right Clicking the following [ENTRY FORM ] and choose to Download the File or at http://massenanaturecenter.org. Digital entries submitted by e-mail must include as an attachment an electronic copy of the Entry Submission Form.
This contest is open for all community members from Massena and Akwesasne, regardless of age. Professionals and amateurs are encouraged to submit photographs. Only one photograph per person will be allowed to enter per season.
For more information contact Jessica Jock at the SRMT Environment Division (518) 358 – 5937, or Mary Danboise at The Friends of the RMSP Nature Center, Inc. (315) 705-5022.
- Photo Contest Submission Form PDF File 60KB
This article has links to PDF documents. You may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. Click on the Icon to go to the Adobe Reader download page.