If you fancy yourself a shutterbug (and with the ease of having a camera with you on your phone, who isn't?) why not get together with some like-minded folks. Diakon sponsors a Camera Club on the second Thursday of each (Feb. 11 this month) at the Pottsville Center, 201 North Centre Street. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.
After you get a few tips at the Camera Club, shoot a few photos to enter in the second annual Give Us Your Best Shot Phot contest sponsored by the Schuylkill County Conservancy and Conservation District Photo Contest. This year's contest has two categories: "It's Schuylkill County - Naturally!" and "Nature Matters to Me". Photos must be taken in Schuylkill County. Three awards of $50, $35 and $25 will be awarded in each category as well as a grand prize winner in each category. Winner will be announced on Earth Day (April 22).
Photos taken between January 1 and April 1 can be submitted from February 1 to April 1. Send your 8 x 10 print to Schuylkill Conservation District, Attn: Porcupine Pat, 1206 Ag Center Drive, Pottsville, Pa 17901 or as a jpeg file firstname.lastname@example.org. Prints will not be returned and all entries will be displayed on the Schuylkill Conservation District's Facebook page .