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Eagle Festival calls for eagle photos, nature art and nature poems

ARLINGTON — The Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival is proud to announce the return of the Eagle Photography Contest and Nature Art Show, presented by the Arlington Arts Council and the city of Arlington, as part of the Eagle Festival itself on Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.

Photos submitted for the Eagle Photography Contest will be featured in the Nature Art Show, which also includes nature art in all media. Along with a $100 cash prize, the winning eagle photograph may also be displayed on the city's website, featured in the city newsletter or used in other ways to promote the city and future Eagle Festivals. The contest is open to all photographers of all skill levels who are Snohomish County and Camano Island residents.

The Arts Council is also seeking other nature art to be displayed at the Nature Art Show during the Eagle Festival. Artists are encouraged to submit up to three pieces of art depicting nature. Adults who win the Best in Show award will receive $100, while youth 17 years and younger who win the Best in Show award will receive $50. A ribbon will be presented to the People's Choice winner. The fee to enter is $5 per piece, with a limit of one eagle photo per person. The show is open to all, with no admission fees, and opens with an Artist Reception and Wine Tasting from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 2, at Magnolia Hall, located at 225 E. Third St. in downtown Arlington.

The annual Nature Poetry Contest is presented by FogDog Gallery and the Friends of the Arlington Library. The contest is open to all residents of Snohomish County, and there are two divisions; adults, and youth 17 years and younger. The subject of the poems will be nature-related, and eagle poems are encouraged. FogDog is sponsoring first prizes of $50 each for youth and adults.

To enter the contests, please download application forms and additional information at http://arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest, or call 360-403-3448.

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