County promotes water conservation through annual calendar photo contest


FILE PHOTO: Rainbow River [Alan Youngblood/ Special to Ocala Gazette]

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Posted June 17, 2022 | By Ocala Gazette Staff

Marion County’s Office of the County Engineer is currently accepting photo submissions for its 20th annual Stormwater calendar photo contest, according to a June 14 press release.

Photos must be images associated with this year’s theme—“Making a Splash!”—and consist of the many lakes, rivers and springs located in Marion County, which, according to county officials, contains more than 40 springs, 92 miles of rivers and 32,000 acres of lakes.

Images can be submitted via email or mailed directly to the Office of the County Engineer and include the following information:

  • The photographer’s name
  • Contact information for the photographer
  • Location of photo
  • A brief description of each photo submitted (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). By submitting a photograph, photographers give Marion County the right to use the images in any future print, broadcast or digital media.

Winning entries will be selected in July and published in the 2023 Stormwater calendar.

All photo submissions should be sent to Stormwater@marionfl.org before 5 p.m. on July 1, 2022. Mailed submissions should be addressed to: Attn: Stormwater, 412 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL. 34471.

For more information, call (352) 671-8686.