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Aquarium holds penguin photo contest

Local photography enthusiasts are invited to take their best shots of the penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara for a photo contest to help celebrate the 24th Annual Penguin Days. Along with a grand prize winner, there will be first and second place awards for ages 12 and up, including adults, and for photographers age 11 and under. Contestants can submit up to five photos of the aquarium’s penguins or of penguins elsewhere, in exhibits or the wild.

The grand prize is a personal penguin encounter. Other winners will receive a penguin art piece and award certificate. The photos will be on display during Penguin Days, March 21 and 22.

Submissions must include the photographer’s name, where the picture was shot and a title. Entries can be submitted as prints or electronically. Prints should be between 5-by-7 and 8-by-10 inches; send to Aquarium of Niagara, Exhibits Department, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls NY 14301 by March 14; or email Michelle Paterson at mpaterson@aquariumofniagara.org/. Entries must include an entry form; check out the Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/aquariumofniagara