Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge 9th Annual Photography Contest

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge 9th Annual Photography Contest

In order to increase awareness and appreciation of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of Hagerman
NWR is sponsoring a photography contest. Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each of
four categories in 2 divisions. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded for First Place in each category and the
single photo judged as “Best of Show”. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges, who will review the
submitted photos without reference to entrant name.

Winners’ photographs will be displayed at the Refuge Visitor Center, and published on the Friends of Hagerman
web site.  The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Contest Committee will coordinate and conduct the contest for the
Refuge and Friends of Hagerman NWR.

Entries will be accepted from. Aug 1, 2018 through 4 pm, Aug 31, 2018. All entries including those sent by mail
must be RECEIVED at Hagerman NWR by the deadline. THERE WILL BE NO DEADLINE EXTENSION!

The contest is open to all photographers EXCEPT U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees and their immediate
families AND the Friends of Hagerman Board of Directors, including the Nature Photo Club leader and their
immediate families, who are not eligible.

All submitted images must have been taken within the boundaries of the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
within the last five (5) calendar years (2014-2018). Furthermore, previous winning entries (First, Second or Third
Place in any category of previous Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contests) are ineligible for entry.
Entry fee of $1 must be presented for each submission. Each entrant may submit as many images as desired in
any combination of categories for which they are eligible, but each image requires a separate $1 entry fee.

Submitted entries must be the original work of the photographer, and the photographer must own the copyright
to the image. The photographer retains the copyright of the submitted images, but must agree to allow the
Refuge to use and publish the submitted entries showing photographer credit without further compensation to
the copyright holder.

Photos that have been published for compensation or sold may not be submitted.
Submissions must be digital and must be submitted on a CD or DVD. Photos that were taken with a film camera
must be scanned to a digital JPEG format and submitted on a CD or DVD.
High-resolution JPEG images measuring at least 2000 pixels on the longest side may be burned on the same CD
or DVD or submitted on as many additional CDs or DVDs as needed. These will be used for judging and
publication/exhibition, if selected as a winner.

Each image file must be labeled with the photographer’s first and last name, image title and the category it is to
be entered in. For example: JohnSmith-Little blue heron-Wildlife.jpg. Photographer’s name will be removed
from the filename and replaced by a code prior to judging. Photographs where the image itself is labeled with a
watermark or copyright tag will be disqualified and will not be judged.

Each CD or DVD must bear the photographer’s name, phone number and e-mail address.
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS, except those submitted as Artistic, must accurately reflect the subject matter as it
appeared in the viewfinder. Photos that have been altered beyond standard dust removal, minimal cropping,
and correction will be disqualified. This includes the addition or deletion of any objects in the photos.

More information and rules on the Friends of Hagerman Website

2017 Photo Contest winners



U. S. Constitution Day Ceremony To Be Held in Sherman

U. S. Constitution Day Ceremony To Be Held in Sherman

Sherman Texas | August 10, 2018

Preston Trail Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution cordially invites the public to attend and to participate in its Constitution Day ceremony and public reading of the U.S. Constitution, Monday, September 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the West Courtroom, second floor, Grayson County Courthouse, 100 West Houston Street, Sherman, TX.  The ceremony will honor the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.  The ceremony will include the public reading of the U.S. Constitution by members of the public in attendance.

Preston Trail NSDAR Chapter invites you to bring a hand bell and to participate in a public bell-ringing following the ceremony on the lawn of the Grayson County Courthouse, a tradition new Americans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began 231 years ago in celebration of the U.S. Constitution.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations.  DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years.  To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDARtwitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.

The Sherman Museum Dino Academy 2018

The Sherman Museum Dino Academy 2018

Sherman Texas | July 15, 2018

The Sherman Museum is excited to announce that it will be conducting its annual Dino Academy children’s workshop series on July 25th, 26th, and 27th. The workshops are designed to complement the museum’s annual DINO DAYS exhibition. This year’s curriculum program will focus on Dino Facts vs. Fiction, as well as discussing a fairly new Dinosaur Discovery. July 25th and 26th classes are for ages 3-6. Students can choose to participate in either the 9:30-12:00 course on both days, the 1:00-3:30 course on both days, or switch it up depending on their personal summer schedules. Snacks will be provided, and at least one parent must attend with their student(s). The July 27th class is for ages 7-11 and runs from 10-3:30. Students must bring their sack lunch, and parents are not required to attend with their student(s). All students will receive a colorful Dino Academy T-shirt and an Academy diploma upon completion of the program.

Program activities include:
•Interactive guided tours of the current Dino Days exhibition
•Presentations teaching students about Dino Facts vs. Fiction
•Arts and Crafts sessions:
•Creating a Dinosaur
•Making fossils
•Activities folder
•Screenings of related videos or movies

“There is so much misinformation and myths surrounding dinosaurs, mainly because of popular films. The Academy is focused this year on myth busting and educating kids about real facts while having fun,” stated Museum Assistant Director, Natalie Bonner. The cost of the workshop is $40 per child. Space is limited to 30 children per session, and their spot is only reserved upon payment.

For class reservations please stop by the museum Wed.-Sat. 10am-4pm.