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Marketing & Communications - Jan. 17, 2014


The organizers of Forsyth Creek Week are sponsoring a juried photography competition to promote awareness of Forsyth Creek Week and showcase images that capture the beauty, vitality and importance of our local waterways.

Photographs selected for the competition will be exhibited at the Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, during Forsyth Creek Week, March 15 – 22, 2014, and will be eligible for cash prizes.

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers at least 13 years old. Photographs must have been taken within the past three years. Photographs taken on or after Jan. 1, 2011, are eligible. There is no fee for entering.

Entrants may submit for preliminary consideration digital images of up to four photographs that relate to Creek Week and its mission of celebrating and raising awareness of local waterways and their importance.

Images DO NOT have to have been taken in Forsyth County, provided that they relate to Forsyth Creek Week and its mission. However, photographs should convey an appreciation for the types of waterways and water issues that are found in Forsyth County. In this regard, photographs of beaches, oceans, and dramatic waterfalls would not be strong entries.

Preliminary images must be submitted by Feb. 9. Photographers will be notified by Feb. 14 if their image has been accepted for the competition. Complete information and an entry link is posted at www.ForsythCreekWeek.com/photocontest.html.

Forsyth Creek Week is presented by North State Environmental and is a countywide initiative organized by the City of Winston-Salem Stormwater/Erosion Control Division, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation, Forsyth County Extension Service, Town of Kernersville, Village of Clemmons, the Audubon Society, Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection, Forsyth County Public Libraries, the Gateway Environmental Initiative, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the Sierra Club, Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center, and the Yadkin Riverkeeper.

For more information about Creek Week, visit ForsythCreekWeek.com.

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