Zoo News

Zoo News

Apr 9, 2013

Dallas Zoo Now Accepting Entries for Its
11th Annual Feathers, Fur & Scales Photo Contest

Guests have the opportunity to capture the spirit of the animals at the Dallas Zoo and enter their photos into the Feathers, Fur & Scales photo contest.  The Zoo’s 11th annual photography contest is accepting entries until September 30, 2013.

The contest is open to everyone from children to experienced professionals.  The entry fee of $15 enables participants to submit up to three 8×10 prints of any animal from the Dallas Zoo or the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.  All photos must be taken between April 1 and September 30, 2013. Prints may be in color or black and white and should be unframed and unmounted.

Photos will be judged in three categories: youth (12 and under); teen (ages 13 to 19 years); and adult. First, second, and third place winners will be selected in each category and best of show will be awarded.  The grand prize winner will receive a camera from Canon USA.

The Zoo’s staff photographer, Cathy Burkey, knows what it takes to capture perfect images of animals.  Photo Safaris are a great way for beginners and experts alike to enjoy a wildlife photography adventure.  Burkey shares her insight on photographing animals in a zoo setting and participants can take advantage of optimal times to see the animals and capture unique photographic opportunities. Upcoming Photo Safari dates include April 27, May 18, and June 22.  Please contact Burkey for registration and pricing at 469.554.7423 or Cathy.Burkey@DallasZoo.com.

Sponsors of the Feathers, Fur & Scales Photo Contest include Arlington Camera, Camera Stop, Canon USA, and Fort Worth Camera.  Entry forms are available at DallasZoo.com, at the Dallas Zoo’s administration building, and at sponsor locations.

Mail entries to Cathy Burkey, Dallas Zoological Society, 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75203.  All photos become the property of the Dallas Zoological Society and will not be returned.  Winners will be notified by phone and will be invited to the awards ceremony in October at the Zoo.  For more information visit DallasZoo.com.