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July 15th is deadline for 2017 CHNEP calendar submissions

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Thanks to all who have submitted images already. All entries received before July 10 (except some sent using DropBox) have been sent email messages to confirm the entries and form have been received. If you thought you had and didn't receive an email, please resend them.

There's still time! The deadline to submit up to three photographs and paintings for the CHNEP 2017 calendar is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

We will again be able to print and distribute 34,000 calendars. Thanks everyone who makes this project possible.

—Maran Hilgendorf

Submit your artwork for the CHNEP 2017 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.

You can have your photographs and paintings published in the 2017 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 study area includes the counties of Lee, Charlotte, Polk, Hardee, DeSoto, Sarasota (all but city of Sarasota and islands), Manatee (rural third) and Highlands (western third).] The images could have been captured today or 50 years ago, as a painting or photograph. The goal is that the 2017 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, 2016. There is no fee to enter. Additional guidance is provided at www.CHNEP.org/calendars.html, or at the link below.