MIAMI (– Eighth graders in Miami who snap a photo of animals at the zoo can win some cash, and it’s all to build awareness of the world’s wildlife.

As part of the contest, students are asked to take a photograph of an animal at Zoo Miami. The contest is a month-long contest, and starts Saturday. Winners will receive awards of up to $2,000.

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A news release states that the ZoolensSM Photography Project is a photo contest designed to help build awareness to students of the world’s wildlife. Mercantil Commercebank, Zoo Miami and the Zoological Society of Florida partnered for the launch of the contest.

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Among the judges will be photographer and wildlife expert Ron Magill with Zoo Miami, Miami Herald photographer Carl Juste, and Zoological Society board member Grizzel Gonzalez.

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