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Submissions invited for the CHNEP 2014 calendar

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We live in a beautiful place and many of you have captured this beauty in your artwork, as evidenced by the calendars produced by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) since 2005. The CHNEP is a partnership program working to protect the natural environment of Florida from Venice to Estero Bay to Winter Haven. We hope you will consider being a part of the CHNEP's 2014 calendar. We encourage you to share this information with others who may be interested in participating.

You can have your artwork published.
Have you captured an image of the beauty of the native, natural environment? The image could have been captured today or 50 years ago in any medium (photography, oil, illustration, etc.) within the CHNEP study area of Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee and Lee counties and portions of Highlands, Manatee, Polk and Sarasota counties. Whether you are young or old, professional or amateur, you may submit up to three (3) digitized entries for consideration by the people within the region for inclusion in the CHNEP 2014 calendar.

To enter, complete the release form and submit your images by 5 P.M., July 15, 2013. There is no fee to enter images.

There are two ways to submit a release form: (1) Complete the online form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHNEP2014calendar. If you can, please complete this online form. The online release form does not allow you to transmit images. (2) Mail a completed printed form, which is available in the 2013 calendar, Harbor Happenings, on the website and in the attached file. This release form allows the CHNEP to use the entries in the calendar and other materials.

There are two ways to submit your images: (1) Email your images to mhilgendorf@swfrpc.org. (2) Burn your images to a CD and mail it to: CHNEP Calendar Art Contest, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3414. Please write your name and “2014” on the face of the CD.

You will receive an email message once a form and images are received. Please do not consider them received until you receive this confirmation. Images will only be posted for selection if a completed release form is received and if the images are submitted as digital files. A signed model release form must also be provided for each recognizable person in the image(s).

We hope you’ll help us produce the tenth calendar that depicts the beauty and diversity of the natural environment of southwest Florida.