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The Essence of November photo contest

Calling all nature lovers with a camera.  We invite you to participate in “The Essence of November,” the Ames Free Library’s latest photography contest!  Photos must be nature-related and shot during this month.

All skill levels are welcome. All camera types, too – cell phone images are fine.

Submit up to three photos on this theme to by 5 p.m. on December 8.  You can shoot through November 30 and still have time to select your favorites and send that email.  Please include your name.  Staff will evaluate the images for their:

  • beauty
  • originality
  • composition
  • technical skill
  • and especially for their effectiveness in conveying a natural phenomenon

All photographs must be the contestant’s original work.

Artists will remain anonymous while staff vote for their favorites.  The winner will receive a new book about photography or natural history; the first runner-up will get a pocket field guide.  We’ll feature a selection of photos in the December 15 A Glimpse of Nature Newsletter written by staff member, Lorraine Rubinacci.  Here’s the link to subscribe.

Note:  While serious photographers are encouraged to join the fun, this contest is designed for anyone who sometimes takes pictures, and that includes most of you!  

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Ames Free Library