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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Local photos wanted for calendar featuring birds of Marion County

Local officials are inviting anyone and everyone to participate in this year’s bird-themed calendar photo contest, which will highlight birds throughout Marion County.

Hosted by the Marion County Office of the County Engineer and its Stormwater Management, the theme of the 2025 Stormwater Calendar is “The Wonderful World of Birding.” The calendar will highlight the many birds that are found throughout Marion County.

Marion County is encouraging residents to submit photos highlighting local bird species. (Photo: Marion County Public Relations)
Marion County is encouraging residents to submit photos highlighting local bird species. (Photo: Marion County Public Relations from previous calendar contests that featured birds)

To be eligible for the contest, all photos must have been taken in Marion County and must also depict images associated with local bird species.

All bird photos for this year s calendar contest must have been taken in Marion County. (Photo: Marion County Public Relations)
All bird photos for this year’s calendar contest must have been taken in Marion County. (Photo: Marion County Public Relations from previous calendar contests that featured birds)

Images must be submitted via email, and each submission should include the photographer’s name, contact information, photo location, and a brief description of each photo (for example: “egret in Silver River”).

A maximum of three entries are allowed per person.

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 via email (to: stormwater@marioncountyfl.org) by no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, July 8. The winning images will be selected and published in the 2025 Stormwater Calendar.

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