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FSU Accepting Entries for Environmental Photography Contest

The Environmental Planning and Land Management Institute at Frostburg State University invites photographers to submit photographs to its sixth 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 Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, and continue receiving them until the deadline at 4 p.m. April 10.

The competition is open to any amateur photographer over 11 years old who lives, works or attends school in Allegany or Garrett County. Images should depict environmental or natural habitat scenes of either 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 einstitute. Participants may submit no more than three photographs. 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 in person or on the Internet for their favorite photography from the 20 finalists.

Contest winners were awarded more than $1,200 in cash, prizes and gift certificates last year.

For additional information call Gale Yutzy at 301-687-4369 or MaryLynn Pegg at 301-687-4721 or visit the Institute’s Web site: einstitute. Entries can be delivered to Gunter Hall, Room 201, or Dunkle Hall, Room 307, on the FSU campus.

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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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