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Environmental Photography Contest Open to Area Students, Residents

The Environmental Planning and Land Management Institute at Frostburg State University, a joint effort of the FSU Geography Department and the Maryland Bureau of Mines (Maryland Department of the Environment), is sponsoring an environmental photography contest, open to students and residents in Allegany and Garrett counties.

Amateur photographers who are students from middle school to college or anyone over age 11 who lives or works in Allegany or Garrett County are eligible. Photos must be of an environmental or natural habitat scene, especially those that depict an interpretation of the natural environment that defines Western Maryland.

Entries must be received by Monday, April 19, accompanied by the official contest and release forms. Only printed photographs will be accepted, no smaller than 5 inches by 7 inches in size. The photos can originate from film or digital camera. All photographs must have been taken since the beginning of 2003. Finalists will be on display in FSU's Ort Library from April 25 to 30, with awards to be presented on April 30 at 5 p.m. at a ceremony in the FSU Compton Science Center. First, second, third and honorable mention awards will be presented. Prizes include cash and gift certificates.

Photos must be delivered to the FSU Department of Geography, 202 Gunter Hall; or the Bureau of Mines Lab in FSU's Dunkle Hall room 307, by the deadline. All forms and rules are available from the FSU Department of Geography, 202 Gunter Hall; the Bureau of Mines Lab in FSU's Dunkle Hall room 307, or under the "Community" section of the FSU Web site at Look for the Environmental Planning and Land Management Institute link. For more information, call the Geography Department at (301) 687-4369 or the Bureau of Mines Lab at (301) 687-4721.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589