Metro Water Planning District sponsors photo contest

Enter photos of area’s lakes, rivers

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ATLANTA – During the hot months of summer, our minds are often not far from imagining time spent enjoying metro Atlanta’s many picturesque rivers, lakes and streams including Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake and the Chattahoochee, Flint, Yellow and Etowah rivers.

The Metro North Georgia Water Planning District invites individuals to capture the beauty of our natural resources in photographs.

The purpose of the contest is to remind residents of the important role these lakes and rivers also play in providing valuable water resources to the region’s water supply.

Submitted photographs will be considered for inclusion in the 2015 Water Reflections calendar.

“As good stewards of the natural environment, and more specifically of shared water resources, it is imperative that all residents join in the effort to protect the metro area’s water supply from point source and non-point source pollution and conserve whenever and wherever possible,” said Boyd Austin, district chairman.

Professional and amateur photographers 18 years of age or older are welcome to submit photographs for this contest. Photographic entries should portray the beauty, heritage, activities and character of metro Atlanta’s water resources.

First place will receive $500, and 11 finalists will receive $100 each. Individual participants may submit up to three photographs and are eligible to win up to three times.

Photographs must be taken within the geographical boundaries of the 15-county Metro Water District area, which includes the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale. The district does not encompass the cities of Braselton and Loganville.

Full contest guidelines and entry forms are available on the Metro Water District’s website, www.northgeorgiawater.org/. The submission deadline is Aug. 8.

For information, contact the Metro Water District by telephone at 404-463-3344 or email comments@northgeorgiawater.com.

JC 07-17-14