U.P. Environmental Coalition photo contest remains open

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HOUGHTON — Every year, the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition — the U.P.’s oldest grassroots environmental organization — invites people to help it recognize and share the beauty of the U.P.s landscape and its inhabitants by entering a photo contest.
Send the coalition your best shots representing the beautiful U.P., including photos you may have on file from any season of the year.  
There are five categories: nature panoramas, wildlife, and landscapes; humans engaged with the natural world; close-ups of hidden or overlooked beauty; wonderful fluid water; and, new this year, “cabin fever cure” — images of you, family, and friends enjoying the U.P. outdoors in a COVID-responsible way (mask-wearing is a definite plus). Each category has latitude open to the photographer’s interpretation.
Entrants can be from anywhere, but the photos must be of the Upper Peninsula. Entrants may submit one photo in each of the five categories. To be considered, photos must be high-resolution (1 megabyte minimum; 6 megabytes maximum) photo in .jpg format. Winners will be announced in each category in January, and winning photos will be published in UPEC’s newsletter and may be part of an online photo gallery and on display at the coalition’s next “Celebrate the U.P.” event.
The deadline for entries is November 1, 2020. To enter, see upenvironment.org/photo-contest.