Calling All Shutterbugs

Hey, photo nuts! Here’s the scoop on the Sonoran Shindig’s annual Photo Show from exhibit organizer Lani Lockwood:

The Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association wants your entries for the annual Photo Show at the Sonoran Shindig.

Did you know the Shindig will be in February this year? It will be the final event of Ajo’s Arizona Centennial Celebration Week. The Centennial celebrates the 5 C’s of Arizona — copper, cotton, citrus, cattle and climate. Our Sonoran desert has all of these C’s and more, starting with critters and cacti!

So look through those photos you took yesterday,  last month, last year or way back when. Plan ahead! Don’t find yourself thinking come February11th ”Gosh, I wish I had put my coyote, cholla, cabin, clouds – whatever, in this show.”

The theme this year is “Our Sensational Sonoran Desert”.  Photos must have been taken in the Sonoran Desert. Remember, your Ajo backyard is also part of the Sonoran Desert.

Your photo(s) should fit into one of these 6 categories: People in the Desert, Desert Plants, Desert Animals, Desert Places, Desert Landscapes, and Desert Patterns.

Details on these categories, exhibit rules and entry forms are available at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 1611 N. 2nd, in Ajo, on-line at www.cabezaprieta.org, and at the Cafeteria Gallery, 401 W. Esperanza.

The Shindig is only a few weeks away. Head on out into the desert soon and take your best shot. Share it at the Shindig Photo Show! Entering is easy and there is no entry fee.

The entry deadline is 1:30 pm, Thursday, February 9thth, by mail or in person, at the Cabeza Prieta Headquarters. For more information, contact exhibit organizers, Lani Lockwood (602-321-9042) or Joyce Morrison (603-533-1865).

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