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  Sponsored by Mercantil Bank, in partnership with Zoo Miami, the Zoological Society of Florida and the North American Nature Photography Association, the Zoolens℠ Photography Project is a student photography competition open to all middle school students attending a public or private school in Miami-Dade County during the time of the contest.

Started in 2010, the Zoolens℠ Photography Project was designed to foster awareness of wildlife among students through the art of photography. The project has since garnered the participation of hundreds of students and in 2012, was opened up to all middle school students. Zoolens℠ provides a wonderful opportunity for students to express their creativity while strengthening their education..

Encourage Your Students to Participate

Encourage your students to visit Zoo Miami and submit an original photograph between February 1 and March 2, 2018 for the chance to win great prizes. 

Teachers can submit entries to Mercantil Bank’s 2018 Zoolens℠ Photography Project on behalf of their students. The preferred method to submit photos is via email. Each entry must be submitted in a separate email message and be sent to zoolens@krepspr.com. The email message must contain the title of the photo and the following attachments: 1) the photo, 2) the Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form. 

CLICK HERE to download a Teacher Information Packet.

Plan a Field Trip

A visit to Zoo Miami, to participate in the 2018 Zoolens℠ Photography Project, can serve as a wonderful field trip opportunity. Enhance your students’ art education with a visit to Zoo Miami, where they can appreciate nature and creatively photograph their favorite animals as part of the Zoolens℠ project. 

You can also encourage your students to visit Zoo Miami on Saturday, February 3, for a private tour, photography workshop and animal experience led by celebrated wildlife photographer and Nikon® Ambassador Ron Magill.  

Money for Your Art Department

If one of your students receives the First-, Second- or Third-place prize, Mercantil Bank will make a $1,000 donation to your school’s art department.


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