Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Media Release- Photo Contest

Can it be 10 years already?
In recognition of Camp Bayou's ten years of increasing awareness and understanding of our natural and cultural resources in the Little Manatee River Watershed, this year's Holiday Open House will have a special exhibit of pictures taken at Camp Bayou since that first hopeful year. Anyone who has ever taken a picture at the preserve, or who plans to in the next month or so, is invited to enter this celebratory contest. The basic rules are:
1. To enter submit a matted, unframed, 8x10 black and white or color photo that has been taken at Camp Bayou. Only photos from Camp Bayou will be accepted.
2. Information securely affixed to the back must include name, address and telephone number, an approximate location where taken and the date
when taken. Please indicate if you would be willing for your entry to be used for Camp Bayou displays and publicity. Acknowledgement will be given on any uses of photos.
3. You must be 18 or older to enter.
4. Photos that have previously won a Camp Bayou photo contest are in- eligible.
5. No fee to enter.
6. Entries are due November 30, 2009. Award winners will be announced at the Camp Bayou 10th Anniversary Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 5th, 2009.
7. The winner will be invited to be a judge in the next Camp Bayou Photo Contest.
8. Entries may be brought to Camp Bayou during open hours, Thursday- Saturday, 9am-2pm, or mailed to Camp Bayou Photo Contest, c/o 106 Janie St., Ruskin, FL 33570.
9. For questions call Jeri at 813/633-9479
Camp Bayou is nether a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAPP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus it's open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching.

Camp Bayou is a public- private partnership between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at .

Media contact: Dolly Cummings
Phone: 813-363-5348
A variety of photos are available for use with this release at .
All photos credits are 'Dolly Cummings' unless otherwise noted.

Dolly Cummings

"I do not understand how any one can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to." Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Cross Creek)

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