The Environmental Planning and Land Management Institute at Frostburg State University invites photographers to submit photographs to its fifth annual Environmental Photography Contest. The Institute, a joint venture between FSU’s Department of Geography and the Maryland Bureau of Mines, Maryland Department of the Environment, will begin accepting entries Jan. 1, 2008, and continue receiving them until the deadline at 4 p.m. April 11.
The competition is open to any amateur photographer over 11 years old who lives, works or attends school in either Allegany or Garrett counties. Images should depict environmental or natural habitat scenes of Allegany or Garrett county that reflect the environmental beauty that defines Western Maryland. Photographs should be 8 by 10 inches and matted, and can be in black and white or color.
Entry forms may be obtained from the FSU Department of Geography/Bureau of Mines Lab or from the Institute’s Web site at www.Frostburg.Edu/Dept/Geog/Einstitute. Participants may submit no more than three photographs. The deadline for submitting entries is April 11. There are three place winners for the contest each year as well as an award for “the people’s choice” that gives the public the opportunity to vote either in person or on the Internet for their favorite photography from the 20 finalists.
Contest winners were awarded more than $1,600 in cash, prizes and gift certificates last year. The following businesses were sponsors for the 2007 contest: AES Warrior Run, Inc.; Bernie’s Photography; Beitzel Corp.; Biederlack of America Corp.; Chris Studios; Closet Maid; Mario’s Italian Eatery; Maryland Coal Association; Mettiki Coal LLC; McFarland’s Candies; M & T Bank; New Page Corp.; Olan Mills Portrait Studios; Kick Masters Karate; Dr. Diane D. Romaine and Associates; Photography by Jeannine; Spectrum BioScience; USGS Mountain Maryland Office; Susquehanna Bank and Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort.
For additional information call Gale Yutzy at (301) 687-4369 or MaryLynn Pegg at (301) 687-4721 or visit the Institute’s Web site: www.Frostburg.Edu/Dept/Geog/Einstitute. Entries can be delivered to either Gunter Hall 201 or Dunkle Hall 307 on the FSU campus.
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