Animal Planet announced that it staged the 'Great Panda Photo Contest' event
Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in association with Comcast Corp.
During a ceremony at the Smithsonian National Zoo, 17 children from preschool
through 12, plus 17 adults, were named winners in the contest, sponsors of which
also included Fuji Photo Film USA Inc., Ritz Camera Centers Inc. and Friends of
the National Zoo.
The adult and the junior winners won different models of Fuji cameras, Ritz
Camera gift certificates and plush panda dolls. In addition, the adult winner
will get a private screening of an upcoming Animal Planet program, while the
youngster will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Great Panda Habitat.
All of the winning photos will be displayed at the zoo's visitor center
through year's end.