TAVARES — The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is asking local photographers to submit photographs of Lake County lakes for inclusion in its 2013 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar. The top 14 photographs submitted will be featured in the calendar.
A panel of volunteers will independently rate the photographs to select the semi-finalists. Once the semi-finalists are selected, online voting will be opened to the public on the Adopt-a-Lake Web page at www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/engineering/adopt_a_lake. The photograph receiving the highest score will earn the opportunity to be featured as the calendar’s cover photo.
All photos must be of a Lake County named body of water, and water must be visible somewhere in the photo. Entries are limited to five per person and there is no fee for entering. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Oct. 19.
To submit a photograph, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, deliver it on a compact-disc to the Water Resource Management Laboratory, located at 12923 County Landfill Road in Tavares or mail it to Adopt-a-Lake Program, Attn: Cathie Catasus, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. In addition, the body of water represented in each photograph must be identified by the submitting party.
The Adopt-a-Lake Calendars featuring the winning photographs will be available for a suggested donation of $5 from the Lake County Public Works Department, Water Resource Management Laboratory. Proceeds from calendar sales benefit the volunteer Adopt-a-Lake Program.
The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is comprised of three separate components: Water-quality monitoring, public education and pollution prevention. Volunteers can select the components of the program that best fit their desired level of participation.
For more information about Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program or the 2013 calendar, call Cathie Catasus at 352-253-1659 or email email@example.com.