Photo Contest Theme Announcement

2015 Beaufort County Land Preservation Calendar

"Trees protect and enhance our environment and quality of life. Their aesthetic, historical, ecological, and commercial value is profound. The theme Branching Out offers contestants an opportunity to creatively show images illustrating the life, landscapes and love of trees while capturing the remarkable beauty of Beaufort County's outdoor environment."

~Beaufort County Administrator Gary Kubic~

Beaufort County is now accepting submissions for its tenth annual Land Preservation Calendar photo contest. Photos must be taken within the physical boundaries of Beaufort County. Submissions are due Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5 p.m.

The 2015 calendar theme is Branching Out: The Life, Landscapes & Love of Trees in Beaufort County. Winning photos will be showcased in the 14-month calendar which is intended to help promote the County's Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program. The calendar will debut this fall.

Trees help define our fabled Lowcountry landscape, from allées and canopies to maritime forests and beach driftwood. Our state flag and state nickname pay homage to a tree which is emblematic for Palmetto pride. Trees offer wildlife habitat, produce oxygen, manage stormwater runoff, enrich the soil, and provide us with everything from houses and furniture to paper and medicines.

Contestants may branch out into any aspect of tree life and environment. Sixteen winning photos will be selected—the top cover shot, an image to accompany a message from the Beaufort County Council Chairman, and fourteen monthly images. Winning photographers will receive recognition at a Beaufort County Council meeting.

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