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Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Winter Photo Challenge 2019

Are you a photo enthusiast? Do you love animals? Do you like winter, snow and the outdoors? Blank Park Zoo’s Winter Photo Challenge is for you. Simply take pictures at Blank Park Zoo and submit your favorites below. The Grand Prize includes an opportunity for the winning photo to be included on merchandise sold in the Blank Park Zoo Gift Shop that will help raise needed funds for Blank Park Zoo conservation outreach, educational and operational programs.

Contest ends on February 28. Finalists will be announced the week of March 4.

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Contest Rules:

No purchase necessary. Contest Sponsor: Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315. Number of total winners: three (3) (one (1) grand prize winner, one (1) second place winner, and one (1) third place winner.) Value of grand prize: $450 or less. Value of second place prize: approximately $114. Value of third place prize: $44.

Description of prizes:

  • Grand Prize: One behind the scenes tour for four people. Age restrictions may apply. (value $400), a $50 gift certificate to the Wild Things Gift Shop, and the honor of picture to be included on Zoo merchandise such as note cards, etc. (value: intangible benefit)
  • Second Place: Blank Park Zoo Family Membership ($89 value), $25 gift certificate to Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Things Gift Shop
  • Third Place: A family four pack of passes to Blank Park Zoo ($44 value)

To enter, submit photo and application located at www.blankparkzoo.com.

This contest is open to all ages, however your parents or legal guardians must enter the contest for anyone under the age of 18. You must be the photographer of the image, and if people are in the photo you are responsible for gaining their permission to be in the photo and attest that they have given an irrevocable, world-wide license to you and Blank Park Zoo for using their image. By entering, you agree that you give Blank Park Zoo an irrevocable, world-wide license to use the image, your name, and/or image. All submissions to the contest can be used for promotional and marketing purposes by Blank Park Zoo. These must be family-friendly images suitable for all audiences. Blank Park Zoo reserves the right to remove any submissions for any reason or not qualify them for a final vote. Multiple submissions per person are allowed. All submissions will be judged by a panel of judges commissioned by Blank Park Zoo. The top submissions will be selected and put up for a vote at www.blankparkzoo.com and promoted on various social media channels. If there are a high number of entries, multiple rounds of voting may be used to narrow down winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the votes of the public on winners. In the event of a tie or dispute, Blank Park Zoo and / or its representative reserves the right to name a winner and its choice will be final. To enter contest without purchase, entrant may take photos of Blank Park Zoo’s free areas. For example: the entrance, Bactrian camel exhibit, and public park. Safety is utmost importance, please only take photos from public areas of Blank Park Zoo in a safe manner. Any photo submitted deemed to be taken in an unsafe manner will be disqualified at Blank Park Zoo’s sole discretion. Excessive photo equipment: cameras, lenses, on camera flashes, tripods and monopods may be used if used in a safe manner if equipment does not cross exhibit barriers. Other equipment including but not limited to drones, lights on stands, props or any equipment that blocks other guest’s ability to see or enjoy the zoo may not be used.

You need not be present to win. Winner will be notified by email or postal letter. Contest ends on February 28. Finalists will be announced the week of March 4.

Employees, former employees, contractors and immediate family members of employees and contractors are not eligible to enter.

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