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Monday, June 20, 2022

Marion County accepting photo submissions for 2023 Stormwater Calendar through July 1

The Marion County Office of the County Engineer is inviting residents to submit photos for its annual Stormwater Calendar in an effort to raise water conservation awareness.

To be eligible for the contest, all photos must have been taken in Marion County and must also depict images associated with this year’s theme: “Making a Splash.”

Marion County has many natural resources, including over 40 springs, 92 miles of rivers, and 32,000 acres of lakes. Residents are encouraged to keep their cameras nearby as they explore the county’s various bodies of water.

Each submission should include the photographer’s name, contact information, photo location, and a brief caption (for example: “shoreline at Lake Weir”).

Photo quality and resolution must meet size, design, and publishing standards (a minimum of 300 dots per inch, or dpi). Photos should be clearly visible when printed at standard paper size (8.5×11 inches).

By submitting a photo, photographers grant Marion County the right to use the images in any future print, broadcast, or digital media.

All entries must be submitted by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1. The entries can be submitted via email ([email protected]), and they can also be mailed or delivered to Marion County Office of the County Engineer, Attn: Stormwater, 412 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471.

The winning images will be selected in July and published in the 2023 Stormwater Calendar.

For more information, contact the Marion County Office of the County Engineer at 352-671-8686.