Calendar Photo Contest
2019 Water Reflections Calendar Photo Contest NOW OPEN!
About the Contest
Metro Atlanta is home to many beautiful water features including Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake and the Chattahoochee, Flint, Yellow and Etowah Rivers. These lakes and rivers provide Metro Atlantans with more than just recreational and photo opportunities; they also serve as valuable resources for our region’s water supply! As good stewards of our natural environment, it is imperative that we protect our water supply from point source and nonpoint source pollution and conserve whenever we can.
Each year, the Metro Water District holds a photography contest to promote awareness of the need to protect our shared water resources. Entries should capture the beauty, heritage, activities and character of metro Atlanta’s water resources. 2019 winning photographs receive a cash prize and will be included in the 2020 Water Reflections Calendar.
The grand prize winner will also receive a $75 gift card from PeachDish, Atlanta’s premier (and locally-based!) farm-fresh meal kit delivery service. PeachDish cares about their community and strives to reduce their natural resource footprint wherever possible. Thank you, PeachDish, for sponsoring our 2019 contest!
Ideas for images:
- Natural and built water features/landscapes
- People enjoying recreational opportunities and events
- River Clean-ups
- Stormwater challenges
- Green Infrastructure
- People conserving water and using it wisely
- Photos taken during all months of the year are welcome and encouraged
2019 Challenge Image: Proper F.O.G. Disposal and Sustainable Kitchens
Want to get creative? We love seeing your beautiful nature photographs, but we also challenge you to incorporate the themes of each year’s educational focus. This year, an additional prize may be awarded for the photo that best captures an awareness of the proper way to manage your household fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.), and general ideas for having a sustainable home kitchen. F.O.G.s continue to be a leading cause of sewer overflows in our region. Did you know that when F.O.G.s are poured down the drain, they harden and solidify and can create massive clogs in your sewer pipes? It is important that we scrape or wipe F.O.G.s and food scraps into the trashcan or compost them to keep them out of our drains! Additionally, when you compost your food scraps or scrape them into the trashcan instead of using your garbage disposal, you can save 2 gallons of water per day!
We want to see how you are reducing F.O.G.s and conserving water in your kitchen! See this PeachDish blog post on creating a more sustainable kitchen and visit mydropcounts.org for more in-home water conservation tips. And, visit cleanwatercampaign.org to test your knowledge on what kind of foods are considered F.O.G.s – bet you can’t get them all!
Submit Your Images All Year!
Good news! We are now providing the opportunity to submit your awesome water photos as you take them!!
From this point moving forward, we will be accepting images and reflections all year-round. We will keep the entry form open throughout the year, and we’ll mark the close the contest each year as the Friday after Labor Day.
Please submit a separate form for each entry (up to 5).