WANTED: Sea Turtle Photographers and Artists

Date: August 35, 2012
Contact: Rocio Johnson
(352) 373-6441

STC is looking for talented photographers for the fifth annual Sea Turtle Calendar Contest. STC’s calendar was amazing last year with beautiful images submitted by sea turtle photographers from all around the world. This year, we are inviting photographers and artists to enter your sea turtles pictures and art for the 2013 calendar!

Contributing to the calendar is a great way to help spread the word about sea turtle conservation. The sea turtle calendar helps remind people, throughout the year, that sea turtles need our help to survive in our world’s ocean and coastal ecosystems. It also includes pertinent sea turtle dates, like nesting seasons and World Sea Turtle Day.

To participate, please submit any of your sea turtle images to newsletter@conserveturtles.org by September 15, 2012, following the criteria below:

  • The image must be submitted by the photographer or include written permission for submission from the photographer;
  • Submit only images that show turtles in a natural setting and follow turtle-friendly guidelines (i.e. no flash images of nesting sea turtles, no images of people handling sea turtles, etc.);
  • Images must be high resolution (300 dpi or more); and
  • Include a brief description of the image, location, date it was taken and the photographer’s name.

There may be up to 13 winners, including the coveted cover image. By submitting your image to newsletter@conserveturtles.org before September 15, 2012, you are granting STC rights to use your photography for the 2013 Sea Turtle Scenes Calendar and other STC education initiatives. STC will not distribute your image without your written permission. The winners will be announced in STC’s monthly e-newsletter, Sea Turtle Talk.

Winners will receive an STC t-shirt and recognition in Sea Turtle Scenes, along with 2 complimentary copies of the 2013 calendar. Sea Turtle Scenes will be available for purchase in November, just in time for the holiday season!

The Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Florida with offices and projects in several other locations. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Conservancy has as its mission the protection of sea turtles and the habitats upon which they depend. To achieve its mission, the Sea Turtle Conservancy uses research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach, networking and advocacy as its basic tools. These tools are applied in both international and domestic programs focusing on geographic areas that are globally important to sea turtle survival. For more information, visit the STC website atwww.conserveturtles.org or call (800) 678-7853.