Presenters sought for 7th Annual Yellowstone Winter Photo Festival

Ice forms along sections of the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River as frigid temperatures gripped the park during much of January. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

Ice forms along sections of the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River as frigid temperatures gripped the park during much of January 2012. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Photographers are invited to share their favorite winter images of the region with the public during the Seventh Annual Yellowstone Winter Photo Festival to be held next week in West Yellowstone, Mont.

The festival will be held at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.  The festival is sponsored by the National Park Service and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

Photographers are asked to bring photographs in digital format (either Powerpoint or in JPEG format readable by Microsoft Photo Editor) on a thumb drive or photo CD.   Photographs must be winter images from within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Presenters must provide narration during the presentation, explaining or interpreting their photos.  Photographers are encouraged to provide tips on their photography techniques and presentations will be limited to twenty-five images or five minutes.

Photographers should arrive at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center between 6:15 and 6:30 PM on March 11th to allow adequate time to load their images onto the computer. All files will be deleted from the computer following the program.

Interested photographers should contact Rich Jehle at 307-344-2840 or 307-344-2754 or by email at [email protected] for more information.  Participants must register by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.

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