National Geographic Fellow and Photographer Joel Sartore Joins Judging Panel for ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest

Artists to Answer the Call of the Wild Through Art4Apes.com - Deadline for Entries is October 3, 2014

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National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is one of the judges for Art4Apes.com

Through his photographs, talks, teachings and writings, Joel has been encouraging the appreciation and protection of wildlife for more than 20 years.

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Joel Sartore, an award-winning photographer and writer, and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine, has joined the judging panel for ENDANGERED, an art and photography contest. The deadline for entries is October 3, 2014. Winners will receive cash prizes and their work will be on show at the ENDANGERED exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week, December 4-6th, 2014. For more information visit http://www.Art4Apes.com.

“Through his photographs, talks, teachings and writings, Joel has been encouraging the appreciation and protection of wildlife for more than 20 years,” stated Dr. Lindsey Matheson, Founder and Curator of ENDANGERED: Art4Apes, “His amazing photographs open our eyes to the art and beauty of the natural world. With his experience and passion for conservation, he is the ideal person to join the judging panel for the 2014 ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest.”

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat. Joel has written many books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky. His most recent book is Let’s Be Reasonable, a collection of essays from the CBS Sunday Morning show with Charles Osgood. Joel has contributed to Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. Joel and his work are the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic’s Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range.

ENDANGERED is an online, juried art contest that challenges artists to interpret the word “endangered” as it applies to animals, plants or the environment either through a celebration of beauty or illustration of the threats faced. Artists enter for a $25 donation. There is a special category for Young Artists with separate judging and awards. Young artists under the age of 17 on October 3, 2014 can enter for a reduced donation of $5. Students may compete individually or in classroom teams. All entries compete within the three categories: fine art (including sculpture); photography; and wearable art (including jewelry) for cash prizes and a place in the exhibition taking place in Miami during Art Basel week, December 4-6th. Entry fees and proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes, a non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

About ENDANGERED: Art for Apes
The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest, now in its second year, last year received more than 200 entries from around the world including submissions from artists in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, and Zimbabwe. Approximately 2,000 guests toured the exhibition last year. The ENDANGERED Art & Photography contest and exhibition raises awareness of threats to wildlife and the environment. Entry fees and proceeds support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)3 registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. For more information about the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit http://www.Art4Apes.com.

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About The Center for Great Apes
The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzees sanctuaries in the world. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work. For more information please visit http://www.Centerforgreatapes.org.