The deadline is fast approaching for the Marshall County Conservation Board's 13th annual Natural Resource/Conservation Photo Contest.
All entries are due by noon on Jan. 31. Entries, which should fit into one of four themes: People and Natural Resources, Scenic (Natural Resources), Native Wildlife and Native Plants, are to be taken in Marshall County by amateur photographers. There is also a special open class for youth age 14 and younger using the same themes.
Entries should be delivered to the MCCB office at 2359 233rd Street just west of Marshalltown. There is a limit of two entries per person per category and an entry fee of $3 per photo. A $20 gift certificate will be awarded to the winner in each category.
Photos can be black and white or color and should capture an aspect of Marshall County's natural resources and fit into one of the three themes.
All photos must be mounted and unframed and there should be no hooks or wires attached. Only prints with a minimum size of 8 inches by 10 inches and maximum size of 16 inches by 20 inches will be accepted. Entrants should label the back of each photo with their name, address, and telephone number and indicate where the picture was taken.
Photos entered become the property of the MCCB and cannot be entered in subsequent MCCB photo contests. MCCB employees and their family members are not eligible to enter the contest.
The photo contest winners will be announced during a bison chili supper at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Grimes Farm & Conservation Center. The public is invited and tickets for the bison chili supper are available in advance at the MCCB office; $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. People entering the photo contest will receive one chili supper ticket per entry. For questions or more information call 641-752-5490.