Pine Grove Zoo photo contest is just a shutter click away

This is one of the winning photos from Pine Grove Zoo’s 2019 photography contest and was taken by Pat Arnold. Submitted photo / Pine Grove Zoo

LITTLE FALLS -- Pine Grove Zoo’s ZOOm Photography Contest continues through Labor Day, and with more than enough animals, the Little Falls attraction is a photographer’s paradise, according to officials.

From wild and exotic animals to the gentle petting stable family, there are several choices for that perfect photo. Amateur photographers can showcase their talents by submitting their favorite photo.

The goal of the contest is to recognize outstanding photography that celebrates the beauty of Pine Grove Zoo and its animals. The contest is open to adults and children and runs through Sept. 7.

Judges will score each photo (with names of the photographer removed) and compile the scores to determine the winner in these categories: children ages 12 and under; junior ages 12 to 17; animal portrait; black and white; and fan-favorite (which will be determined on Facebook).

Photographers interested in the contest should review the rules and submission process outlined on the zoo’s website or at the zoo. There is no fee to enter the contest, but contestants must pay regular admission rates for entrance into the zoo for photo taking unless a member.


Contest winners will be recognized on social media. One winner from each category will receive a one-year family or grandparent membership to the zoo and a special animal encounter.

For more information about the contest or for photo submission forms, call 320-616-5595, email or visit .

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