The deadline for the 15th annual Friends of Prime Hook U.S. Wildlife Refuge Nature Photography Contest is Oct. 14.

The annual contest showcases nature photography on the Delmarva Peninsula. The 2018 contest will open with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 in the auditorium at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton.

The contest is open to all photographers, including separate categories for students. Categories photographers will have a chance to win prizes in include the beauty of Prime Hook, native flowers and plants, native birds, native wildlife, Delmarva scenery, senior student and junior student.

Photos can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Dec. 9. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite photo, which will then receive a People's Choice Award at the conclusion of the show.

The cost is $5 per photo or six photos for $25. There is no charge for student entries. Entries may be mailed to the refuge or delivered in person during refuge hours. The refuge address is 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, DE 19968.

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