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Posted Friday, November 24th, 2017

All North Jersey high school students are invited to participate in “Focus On Nature,” a photography competition and exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Park Commission logoThe purpose of the competition is to celebrate and promote the creativity and artistic skills of local high school students, who  may submit original photographs with a nature or plant theme and have their work judged by local photographers.

First, second, and third prizes will be awarded by the judges, and winning photographs will be displayed prominently in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center at the Morris County Park Commission’s Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

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Additionally, the first place photographer will receive a $50 gift card, and second and third place photographers each will receive $25 gift cards.

All entries will be exhibited throughout the month of March, 2018 in the classrooms at the Haggerty Education Center. The Education Center is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. free of charge.

The competition is free to enter. Entries will be accepted between Jan. 22 and Feb. 16, 2018. Complete contest rules and submission forms for entries may be found at www.arboretumfriends.org.

For more information about the competition, call 973.631.5004 or email Katie Di Mare at [email protected].