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Photo of chickadee, 1st place in fauna category, 1999
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee 1st place in Fauna Category, 1999. Photo: Kevin Carison

Limberlost Nature Photography Contest

Held in Geneva, Indiana, at Limberlost State Historic Park each September and October, this photography contest is in its 16th year in 2000. The photography contest commemorates the work of Gene Stratton-Porter as a nature photographer. Techniques and photographic equipment have changed greatly since Stratton-Porter carried as much as 100 pounds of camera equipment and glass plates through the swampland of the Limberlost; however, the art of nature photography remains very much the same. This event was designed to increase awareness of the natural history of Indiana, and to promote nature as the subject for amateur photographers. Entries are judged by a panel of experts and prizes awarded at a special luncheon reception. In 1991, the contest was opened to children as a special category. Getting children interested in the natural world was a goal close to Stratton-Porter's heart.

Project materials include four pages of background text, eight winning photographs on disk, a brochure and entry form for the 1999 contest, newspaper articles, and a video, "Voice of the Limberlost."

Originally submitted by: Mark E. Souder, Representative (4th District).

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