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Essex County Sponsors 2018 Parks Photography Contest

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to participate in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Photographers of all ages and abilities may submit photos highlighting the Essex County Parks System. The contest is free and the deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, September 12th.

“Our first class athletic facilities, beautiful vistas and peaceful open spaces provide a variety of opportunities for residents to get involved in recreation activities, learn about nature and escape our busy streets. We are inviting the public to grab their cameras and capture the beauty, diversity and uniqueness of our historic Parks System,” DiVincenzo said.

The Essex County Parks Photography Contest is sponsored by the Essex County Environmental Center. Anyone with a camera is encouraged to participate. Entries will be judged in two categories: Youth for ages 17 years and younger and Adult for ages 18 and older. Color and black and white photographs will be judged together.

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All photographs should be taken within the boundaries of the Essex County Parks System during the past year. Each photographer may submit two entries. The entry should include an 8-by-10-inch copy of the photograph with the photographer’s name, address, phone number, category entered, date and location where the photo was taken listed on the back of the photo. A digital copy of the photograph should also be submitted dalexander@parks.essexcountnj.org if it was taken in a digital format. Photographs should not be framed or matted.

Any entries that include an individual must be accompanied by a release statement signed by the person featured in the photograph or their guardian if they are a minor. The release statement will be provided by the Essex County Environmental Center.

Judging will be done by a group of professionals based on creativity, technical superiority, composition, and the photograph’s depiction of the uniqueness of the Essex County Parks System.

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, September 12th. Entries may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068. All entries will become the property of the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and may be used in future publications, promotional materials or displays.

All photographs will be on display at the Essex County Environmental Center from Monday, October 1st to Wednesday, October 31st. Hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please contact the Essex County Environmental Center at 973-228-8776 or visitwww.essexcountynj.org for complete rules.

The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 23 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

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