WCLT sponsors “Wild in Westborough” photo contest

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Westborough – Grab your camera now and head to the woods – or to the hillsides, meadows and lakes of Westborough to capture their beauty. Area photographers of all ages are invited to participate in Westborough Community Land Trust's “Wild in Westborough” photo contest this October. To showcase the wild side of town, all entries must be taken in Westborough of natural subjects, such as landscapes, flora, or wildlife.

A juried selection of the photographs will be displayed in the “Wild in Westborough” exhibit, running from Oct. 22 to Nov. 6 at Tatnuck Bookseller on Route 9 and Lyman Street. Awards will be given for Best of Show (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), plus a Popular Vote Award chosen by exhibit visitors. An opening reception for the exhibit is slated for Oct. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller.

Contest rules for participants include that all photos must be delivered to Tatnuck Bookseller Oct. 13 and 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., or October 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. All entries must be labeled on back with name, phone number, photo title and location. Photos may be color or black and white, but may not be digitally enhanced. Photos cannot be smaller than 5″ x 7″ before matting. All entries must be matted (no frames) and protected by glassine envelopes. Each photographer may submit up to two photos. All photos must be picked up at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday Nov. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Identification must be presented to pick up any photos.

“Although new homes, shops and businesses have sprung up across the local landscape, many natural places still exist in Westborough that inspire the imagination,” said contest chairman Sharon Williams. “From a tiny tree frog to a sunset lake vista, creative photographs present the beautiful, untamed face of Westborough. We hope many photographers in the area will share their talents and appreciation of nature with the public through our exhibit.”

The “Wild in Westborough” contest celebrates the natural environment of Westborough that the Westborough Community Land Trust has worked to preserve for a decade. For details and to download an entry form, visit www.westboroughlandtrust.org.