Get exposed to some photographic fun with the return of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's annual Photo Safari contest.
Entering is easy, just visit the Zoo and get inspired by any of the 3,000 animals or 183 acres of landscaped grounds and take your best shot between April 1 and October 31. Then submit it on photographic paper by October 31.
Photo Safari allows amateur photographers to really focus their creativity with several different categories including Bird, Mammal, Plant/Insect, Amphibian/Reptile/Fish, Friends/Family and new this year, a special Dinosaurs! category to celebrate the return of the Zoo's popular prehistoric seasonal exhibit. There's also a junior category for kids ages 2-11.
The Zoo chooses a �pic of the month� from April to October and posts it on the Zoo's blog, The Roar Report, at clemetzoo.com, and monthly winners are eligible to win Zoo tickets as well as regular Photo Safari prizes.
At the end of the contest, judges award prizes in each category and a �Best in Show� photo is chosen. Prizes include Zoo memberships, Cleveland Metroparks golf passes, Discount Drug Mart gift cards and a behind the scenes Zoo tour. Winning photos also will be displayed in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building.
Entry forms are available in the Zoo's Exhibit Hall or online at clemetzoo.com. Limit three photos per person.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. From November 1 through March 31, 2013, admission is discounted to $8.25 per person, $5.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and is free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
For more information, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.