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Parks Department seeks entries for 13th annual “Life in Tyler” photography contest

February 27, 2018

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Feb. 26, 2018
Parks Department seeks entries for 13th annual “Life in Tyler” photography contest
The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is seeking entries for the “2018 Life in Tyler” photography contest.  Due to the recent inclement weather entries will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 5-9 and two additional days, March 12-13.  
Photos will be exhibited at the Rose Garden Center during the 2018 Azalea Trails, March 17 through 31. 
Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for the Best of Show entry as well as first, second and third place for each category.  Photo categories include:
• “Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Event”
• “Wildlife in a Tyler Park”
• “Family Time”
• “Historic Tyler”
• “Outdoor Events in Tyler”
• “Abstract Tyler”
• “Macro Tyler”
• “Birds in Tyler”
• “Flora and Fauna in Tyler”
Entry classifications are available for both amateur and professional photographers as well as separate age categories for adults and youth.  Each entry must be matted and either 5”x7” or 8”x10” with the single flat matte no larger than 11”x14”. No foam board or double mattes allowed. A fee of $3 per photo and only two photos per category.
Registration forms are available online at (click on the blue events and programs tab) or at the Parks and Recreation office at 2000 W. Front St. or in the Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Dr.
About the Tyler Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department provides oversight for the City’s open spaces, athletic complexes and recreation ally oriented programs for the use of all citizens. Staff members diligently maintain a proactive maintenance program for over 26 park areas including oversight of maintenance activities on 23 playgrounds, traffic islands and medians, landscaping at City buildings and cemeteries and the downtown square. They also provide for the propagation of seasonal and perennial plant materials utilized in the Parks beautification programs, as well as the maintenance of over worth of trees in the Parks system. The mission of the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the quality of life for our citizens and guests by providing superior parks, cemeteries, recreational and tourism opportunities. Our vision is to provide residents and visitors with attractive outdoor spaces that are well maintained while continuing to be fiscally responsible. Learn more at

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