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Tahoe National Forest and YubaNet announce second annual Summer Photo Contest

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The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with YubaNet, is hosting its second annual photo contest during the summer months, beginning Wednesday — the first day of summer — and ending September 30. The contest was created with the notion that photography can inspire, illuminate and teach people about public lands. The contest is an opportunity for visitors to document the scenery, plants, animals and recreational opportunities available on the Tahoe National Forest.

Photos must be taken on the Tahoe National Forest (which does not include Lake Tahoe) and can include, among others, such subjects as wilderness, wildlife and plants, recreation, rivers and lakes, lookouts and landscapes. The contest is open to all community members with the exception of current Tahoe National Forest employees.

First, second and third place winners will be announced in October. Winners will be recognized on YubaNet and the Tahoe National Forest website, social media pages, and other publications. The prize for first place is two nights in the restored, historic U.S. Forest Service Sardine Fire Lookout. Second and third place winners will be treated to a guided tour on the Rock Creek Nature Trail in the spring.

Similar to last year, Kial James, a local professional photographer, will assist the Tahoe National Forest during the judging and selection of the first, second and third place winners. For more information about the contest, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe and join the conversation by following the Tahoe National Forest on Twitter at twitter.com/Tahoe_NF and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TahoeNF.

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