The annual photo contest co-hosted by Baton Rouge Zoo and The Advocate is underway. Shutterbugs have until March 20 to submit their entries at

Categories are Children (ages 12 and younger), Junior (ages 13 to 18), Novice Adult (beginners and nonprofessionals), Advanced Adult (considerable experience to professional) and Fun Foto (pictures of the photographer, their family and/or friends having fun at the zoo). Entries in the Fun Foto category must be identifiable as being taken at Baton Rouge Zoo. Parents or guardians must register and submit photos for the Children category.

A panel of jurors chosen from the professional community will evaluate entries based on general interest, photographic proficiency and reproductive quality. Winning entries will be displayed April 7-8 at Zippity Zoo Fest at the zoo and winners will receive prizes.

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