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Submit your artwork for the CHNEP 2016 calendar

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 2016 calendar. We encourage you to share this information with others who may be interested in participating.

You can have your artwork published. You can have your photographs and paintings published in the 2016 calendar. The CHNEP encourages you to submit up to three images that capture the beauty of the native, natural environment found within the CHNEP study area. The images could have been captured today or 50 years ago, as a painting or photograph. The goal is that the 2016 calendar will depict the beauty and diversity of the native, natural environment found within this geographic area, which may include estuaries, rivers, streams, native plants, native wildlife and people enjoying these resources.

To enter your images, complete the release form and submit your images by 5 P.M., July 15, 2015. There is no fee to enter. Additional guidance is provided in the 2015 calendar. Costs of the calendar are offset by generous donations and sponsorships.

The calendar will be mailed to every person who receives the CHNEP magazine Harbor Happenings as of Sept. 15, 2015. Subscribe by completing an online request form at www.CHNEP.org. (If you submit images, you'll automatically be added to receive the magazine and calendar. No need to do anything more.) The calendar may also be available for pick up at locations such as libraries and nature centers.