Park visitors who enjoy snapping photos in the Metro Parks have the opportunity to display their work in Akron.

From Sept. 1 through Nov. 23, visitors may submit two entries for the 17th Amateur Photography Exhibit. Photos will be on display in the Nature Realm visitors center,1828 Smith Road in Akron, January through May 2017. Only two printed photographs will be accepted per entrant, and all images must be taken in areas managed by Summit Metro Parks.

With each entry, include a name, address, phone number, email, the location where the image was taken and a title for the image. All originals will be returned.

Visitors may drop off entries during the visitors center's regular hours, or mail them to the Summit Metro Parks administrative offices, c/o Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse, 975 Treaty Line Road, Akron 44313.

Regular hours for the visitors center are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit or call 330-865-8065.