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CHNEP needs your images for their 2018 calendar

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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) is pleased to be able to once again produce a calendar for 2018 thanks to their partners, sponsors, and volunteers.

The images are gathered from public submissions and then selected with the assistance of our Citizen Advisory Committee volunteers. If you are interested in submitting images, please use a free file sharing service such as Dropbox to send them in high resolution JPEG or TIFF format by July 15th to sstrickland@chnep.org, as well as fill out the online questionnaire.

If any persons are depicted in the photos submitted, then please also fill out and email release form(s).

Please keep in mind:

  • All entries must be provided as JPEG or TIFF files.
  • Entries are limited to 3 images per person.
  • Submit the best version of the entries you have available.
  • Don’t submit images that are similar to each other.
  • Images of animals in distress because of possible interference or harassment will not be considered.

The CHNEP is a partnership to protect the native, natural environment of southwest Florida. The calendar must be consistent with this purpose. Entries of nonnative plants and animals, especially those that are invasive, will not be considered. The CHNEP is unable to advise entrants if they had submitted images that would not be considered.

Because the goal is to show diversity, entries of subjects other than birds have a better chance of being used. You may wish to review previous calendars to identify what hasn't already been featured. In general, we have not received many entries of sea life, landscapes (especially of our estuaries), weather, plants (from fields of flowers to our majestic oaks) and people enjoying the environment.

If you are interested in sponsoring the calendar, please email Jennifer Hecker by July 1, 2017. Or, if you receive calendar(s) and would like to assist in underwriting the expense associated with their production and mailing, please visit the CHNEP website and click on the "Donate" button on the upper left of the home page, then indicate "calendar" in the notes field provided.