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Friends of Princeton of Open Space to host OptOutside event: Outdoor alternative to Black Friday shopping and kick-off to annual photo contest
November 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
On Friday, November 23, 2018, Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), a nonprofit devoted to preservation and stewardship of land in Princeton, will host their annual #OptOutside event at the Mountain Lakes House in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton.
OptOutside is a movement to encourage people to spend time in nature rather than crowded stores Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. The community is invited to the Mountain Lakes House to enjoy nature-themed art activities, live music, cider and snacks from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Trail maps will be available for walks and hikes before or after the event. All ages are welcome to this free, rain or shine event.
November 23 is also the kick-off of the Friends of Princeton Open Space annual Give Thanks for Nature Photo Contest. Professional and amatuer photograhers alike, are encouraged to take their best shot of all that the Mountain Lakes Preserve has to offer, and submit a photo for a chance to win nature-themed prizes.
Files must be in JPG format. Any aspect ratio is acceptable, but please size the file so that the longest dimension is 1500 pixels and set the quality to “high.” Filenames MUST include photographer’s name and name of image: JoeSmith-Oak tree.jpg. In order to ensure anonymous judging, please include no signatures or watermarks that would reveal the name of the photographer on the photo itself. Entries must be submitted by midnight, December 15, 2018, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Winners will be contacted by January 15, 2019.
The photographer retains full copyright to his or her images. However, participation in the contest requires the contestant to give Friends of Princeton Open Space permission to use the photographs without compensation on the website as well as in news releases which may appear in print or on third party websites for the purpose of publicizing the contest. Friends of Princeton Open Space will always include the photographer’s name when using a photograph for any purpose.
About Friends of Princeton Open Space
Founded in 1969, FOPOS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring open space in Princeton for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining accessibility to trails, and providing environmental education. As part of their mission, they work with groups in the Princeton region to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment.