February 20, 2006

SWFWMD Photos needed for Lagoon photos contest

Shutter-bugs in SW Florida may be interested in this opportunity... enter and you could get your photos published in the 2007 Calendar. Photos must have been taken within the Indian River Lagoon watershed, which extends from Ponce De Leon Inlet in Volusia County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County. Judges are looking for creativity. Popular subjects include wildlife, plants and habitats indigenous to the lagoon; however past winners focused their lenses on recreational and commercial activities, children's activities, scenic vistas, underwater photos and lagoon landmarks. Entrants may submit up to three photographs for consideration. Images must be in landscape format only. Submission must be in the form of 5-by-7-inch or 8-by-10-inch quality prints. Many images will be selected for inclusion in the calendar to be available in the fall of 2006. In addition, the top three winners will receive $300, $200 and $100 for first, second and third place respectively. The remaining nine will each receive $25. Prize money will be sponsored by Environmental Consulting and Technology Inc. All entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2006, and accompanied by a signed application, which details entry requirements and limitations. Check out http://irl.sjrwmd.com for more details

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