Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Enter the Great Connecticut Audubon Snowy Owl Observation Contest

Photo by Anthony Zemba/Copyright Connecticut Audubon Society
This has been an incredible winter for Snowy Owl sightings in our area. Connecticut Audubon Society is looking to you to help us celebrate and raise awareness of these beautiful birds.

Enter our Snowy Owl Observation Contest by sharing your experience with us, and you could win a first prize of $300 or one of two $100 honorable mention prizes!

Here's how to enter:

Submit a photo, video, or written piece about your experience. Bonus points will be given for creativity! At the end of the season, we will pick a $300 grand prize winner and two $100 honorable mentions. Just post your submission to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #CTSnowyOwl hashtag!

When you use #CTSnowyOwl, your post will automatically be published on our website.
Here are some Tips & Guidelines:
  • Don't forget to include where and when you saw the bird.
  • If you're submitting a photo, don't limit yourself to close-ups: a shot of a landscape with a Snowy Owl in the distance would be great too! The photo above would be a perfect entry. Anthony Zemba, our director of conservation services, took it in December at Stratford Point.
  • If you haven't seen a Snowy yet, it's not too late. Snowies have been seen across our shoreline, including at our Milford Point Coastal Center; the beaches and marshes in Stratford; Long Wharf in New Haven; and Great Island in Old Lyme.
  • It is very important that you take photos from afar, to avoid disturbing the birds. The best locations are often where you see other birders gathering to observe.
  • If you're not a social media user, you can email your submission to tandersen@ctaudubon.org, and we will post your submission for you.
Thank you, and good luck! Remember: #CTSnowyOwl!

Sorry, employees and their families aren't eligible to win (but we hope they'll enter anyway). Winners will be chosen at staff discretion. Contest winner decisions are final.

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