Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2011, noon– The 5th Annual Photography Contest at the Moonridge Animal Park is this Saturday May 14, 2011. The contest offers unique opportunities to take pictures of animals in the park. Everyone who enters the contest will get a tour of the park in advance. Photographer Bill Young will offer a pre-contest orientation of the zoo and share some techniques for photographing animals and other aspects of the zoo. Throughout the day animals will be brought out to the presentation green for special photo opportunities. The entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children. The price includes regular admission into the Moonridge Animal Park. The photo contest is from 10am to 4pm, with registration between 8:30am and noon. There is no pre-registration. You can enter the contest in one of five skill levels: Child, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, or Professional. Winners, in each skill level, will have their pictures placed in a professionally designed calendar. All contest participants will get a copy of the calendar as a thank you for supporting the Moonridge Animal Park. For complete event details, background information on the judges, contest rules and to view previous calendar pictures visit

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