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Entries Sought For Eighth Annual Yellowstone Fall Photo Festival

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Date: September 10, 2009
Contact: Al Nash or Stacy Vallie, (307) 344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2009        09-079   
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Entries Sought For Eighth Annual Yellowstone Fall Photo Festival

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to share some of their favorite national park pictures with the public during the Eighth Annual Fall Photo Festival to be held later this month in West Yellowstone.

In past years, entries have been restricted to pictures from Yellowstone National Park or the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  

This year, photographers are encouraged to share photos taken in any of the nearly 400 National Park Service sites, in conjunction with the “America’s Best Idea” theme of both National Public Lands Day, and the film series by Ken Burns which will premiere on PBS in late September.

Each photographer may submit up to 25 digital images, and will be asked to take no more than five minutes to narrate the stories of the photographs. 

The public is encouraged to attend the festival presentations which will be held Wednesday evening, September 30 at 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room of the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center. 

Interested photographers should contact Rich Jehle at 307-344-2840 for more information.  Participants must register by Friday, September 25.

The annual Fall Photo Festival is co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. 

- www.nps.gov/yell -

 

 

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.