Local nonprofit launches photo contest to celebrate Virginia wildlife

Wildlife Rescue League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with the intent of releasing them back into their native habitat.

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Alexandria, VA — Wildlife Rescue League (WRL) is hosting a photo contest, Wild Neighbors, to celebrate Northern Virginia’s wildlife. Those who enter the photo contest will not only honor their own work but also contribute to promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife by helping WRL to further its mission.

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Open to anyone, the contest asks shutterbugs to submit any number of photos that capture local wildlife (wild, undomesticated animal species) taken in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Entries will be judged by the board members of WRL, and the winning photos will be featured in the organization’s monthly newsletter, social media channels and website.

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“Photography has the power to bring us closer to the magnificent and diverse world of nature,” said Carolyn Wilder, President of Wildlife Rescue League. “It also reminds us why wildlife rehabilitation and conservation are important – they help us preserve the natural world for future generations.” 

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Photo entries are accepted now through July 15, and the winner will be announced at the end of July. To enter the contest, post your photos on Facebook or Instagram. Tag Wildlife Rescue League (@wildliferescueleague on Facebook and @wildliferescueleagueva on Instagram) and include #wildneighbors.

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Afterward, email your original photos to wrl@wildliferescueleague.org and include your name, the category you are entering (junior, up to 13 years old; or adult, age 14 and older), the type of animal in the photo and location (optional).

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For full details, please visit https://www.wildliferescueleague.org/wild-neighbors/

Wildlife Rescue League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with the intent of releasing them back into their native habitat. The organization connects licensed rehabilitators located throughout Northern Virginia and surrounding areas to a network of volunteers, wildlife centers, animal shelters, humane societies, nature centers and veterinary hospitals to provide lifesaving work for wildlife in need.

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