TAVARES – The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is seeking photographs of county lakes for its 2015 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar, which is now in its sixth year of production.
A panel of volunteers will independently rate the submitted photographs to choose the semi-finalists. Once whittled down to a select group of photos, online voting will be opened to the public on the Adopt-a-Lake webpage at www.lakecountyfl.gov/adoptalake. The top 14 photos will be chosen for publication and the highest scoring one will be featured on the calendar cover.
All photos must be of a Lake County named body of water, include the identification of the water body, the name of the photographer and be shot in landscape format. Entries are limited to five photos per person. If selected as a semi-finalist, a photo release form will be required.
Photograph submissions should be a high-resolution digital file in JPEG format. Photos can be emailed to Cathie Catasus at firstname.lastname@example.org, delivered on a CD to the Lake County Water Resource Management Laboratory at 12923 County Landfill Road in Tavares or mailed on a CD to the Adopt-a-Lake Program, Attn: Cathie Catasus, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778.
The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 10. Online voting will begin Oct. 31 and last for two weeks.
The Adopt-a-Lake calendar featuring the winning photos will be available for a suggested donation of $5 at 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 which portion of the program best suits their interests.
For more information about Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Catasus at 352-253-1659.