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Final Month to Enter DNR Photo Contest

Jul 25, 2011 10:29PM ● By Anonymous

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting entries for its 8th Annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest through August 31. Students, amateur and professional photographers are welcome to submit photos of Maryland’s diverse natural resources.

Last year, Debbie MacArthur of Ellicott City topped nearly 200 other photographers with her winning image entitled “Chipmunk.” Her charming photograph graced the cover of the 2011 calendar.

Photos entered into the 2011 contest will be judged within seven categories: birds, wildlife, insects, scenic, floral, people enjoying state parks and Maryland outdoor recreation. Winning entries will be featured in the winter issue of The Maryland Natural Resource magazine as well as the 2012 DNR calendar.

The best overall photo will win the grand prize of $500, a 2012 Maryland State Park Passport, a lifetime subscription to The Maryland Natural Resource magazine and five copies of the 2012 DNR calendar, which will feature the winning photo on the cover.

First place winners in each category receive a Maryland State Park Passport, a two year subscription to The Maryland Natural Resource magazine and two copies of the 2011 DNR calendar. Second place winners will receive a one-year subscription to the magazine and a calendar.

All qualifying photographs must be taken in Maryland. Photographers may submit up to three entries for a $10 entry fee and an additional $3 for each entry beyond three. Photos cannot be more than two years old or previously published. Non-residents may participate as long as the photos were taken in Maryland. Winners will be announced online September 12, 2011.

Official rules and contest entry forms are available online at