High School student photo contest winners on display

Hog Park near Saratoga, Wyo. by Krysta Reeves
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Cheyenne, Wyo. - The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming is pleased to announce that winning entries in its 7th annual “I Believe in Conservation” high school photography contest will be on display at the Laramie County Library October 5-31, 2016.

Cheyenne student winners include Krysta Reeves who took first place in the People and Nature category and Quinton Weber who won a Community Award. Both students are from Cheyenne South High School.

“It’s exciting to see how the students view nature through their own individual lenses. The contest is also a great way to get kids outdoors and interacting with the natural world,” said Sara Deur, Development & Operations Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming. “We hope that this experience will carry over into their own commitment to conservation.”

Prizes were awarded in three categories including Wild Places, People and Nature, and Wildlife. Community awards were also given in recognition of outstanding contributions from each participating school.

First place winners received $250 each, 2nd place winners received $100, and 3rd place and community award winners received $50 prizes. All Cheyenne area high schools are encouraged to join the next contest.

The Laramie County Library is located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne. (307) 634-3561 Finalist and winning images from the 2015 contest will be on display around the state.

To view a slideshow of the winning images, please visit www.nature.org/wyphoto .

Hog Park near Saratoga, Wyo. by Krysta Reeves
Liking the Lichen by Quinton Weber