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CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC

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Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

May 25, 2009 14:58 ET

Canada Post Joins Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Museum of Nature for 2nd Annual Wildlife Photography Contest

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2009) - Canada Post is collaborating with Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Museum of Nature for the second annual Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest, giving Canadians a chance to have one of their wildlife photographs reproduced on a stamp.

Five category-winning photographs will be featured on real Canadian postage stamps, which will be issued by Canada Post in the summer of 2010. What a way to showcase your wild side!

"Never before has such a contest taken place which allows the work of Canadian nature photographers to be seen by millions," says Robert Waite, Chairman of the Stamp Advisory Committee and Senior vice-president, Corporate Social Responsibility at Canada Post. "Teaming up with an already successful venture is a perfect fit."

"Partnering with Canada Post and the Canadian Museum of Nature will give Canadians an opportunity to enjoy these compelling images," says Andre Prefontaine, President and Publisher of Canadian Geographic. "And what a thrill it will be for the winners to see their photographs on stamps."

"The public can enjoy the 30 winning photographs in the first Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition opening on June 12, 2009 at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa", says Joanne DiCosimo, President and CEO of the Museum. "Then it will travel to other venues across Canada, beginning with our partners in the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada."

Details about the contest can be found at www.canadiangeographic.ca/wildlifephotography.

Visit www.nature.ca for more information on the travelling exhibition for a location nearest you.

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