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Lions and Tigers and Photos Oh My!

Mercantil Bank invites you to enter the 2016 Zoolens℠ Photography Project, running this year throughout the month of October. All middle school (6th, 7th and 8th grade) students attending a Miami-Dade County public or private school are eligible.

Grab your camera and get ready to participate in the 2016 edition of Zoolens℠. The month-long contest offers a great opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of our world’s wildlife through the art of photography.


How to Enter?

Explore your wild side and enter an artistic photograph of an animal from Zoo Miami. From snapshots of the king of the jungle, to photo captures of the smallest of insects, each entry must be submitted to Mercantil Bank’s 2016 Zoolens℠ Photography Project through a teacher and with a signed parent/legal guardian consent form. Students may also bring their entries to any Mercantil Bank banking center. All needed forms can be downloaded from this website (Guidelines).


Why Photos of Wildlife?

The contest was created and designed to foster a deeper understanding of the beauty that wildlife possesses. By spending time observing the animals and capturing them in photos, we hope you will learn to further appreciate and value what nature has to offer. Zoolens℠ provides a wonderful opportunity for students to express their creativity through photography while strengthening their education. The program is sponsored by Mercantil Bank, in partnership with Zoo Miami, the Zoological Society of Florida and the North American Nature Photography Association.


Roar into the Winners Circle!

A group of expert judges will choose three finalists and 10 honorable mention winners.
  • Grand Prize: $2,000 savings account
  • Second Place: $1,500 savings account
  • Third Place: $1,000 savings account
The First-, Second- and Third-place winners will also receive a professional camera and a student membership to the North American Nature Photography Association. The 10 honorable mention winners will each receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.


Your Adventure.

Eligible middle school students can participate in the 2016 Zoolens℠ Photography Project from October 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016. Photo entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, October 31, 2016. All prizes will be awarded at an awards ceremony in December 2016.

 


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