MARCO ISLAND — Photographers are invited to participate in the City of Marco Island 2010 Southwest Florida Wildlife Photo Contest, announced City Public Information Coordinator Lisa Douglass in a prepared release Thursday.
People have long been captivated by Florida’s beauty and abundance of plants and animal life as well as the unique diversity of their natural habitats, Douglass wrote. Marco’s contest will express a visual celebration of all natural species, both animal and plant life, which inhabit the Southwest Florida and Everglades’ environments.
Eligibility: The Southwest Florida Native Flora & Fauna photo contest is open to all amateur photographers that reside full or part time in Collier County from the age of 14 years and older. Entrant must be an amateur who has not received monetary compensation for photography whether in exhibits, by sale or through any facet of journalism.
Submissions: Photos can be submitted at City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, now through April 5.
All entered photographs will be displayed at the City Community event scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 10, at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Ct., Marco Island.
Categories and display: Three categories will be judged for first place certificates and showings at the City of Marco Island City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Dr., from April 26 to May 14 and the Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts Atrium, from May 18 to May 27. The three categories are: Color, Black & White and Creative.
For more information, contact City Environmental Specialist Nancy Richie, 389-5003.