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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2013

Coastal photography contest accepting entries

CHARLESTON -- Photographers of all ages and degrees of expertise are invited to ready their cameras and tripods to enter their best photographs of coastal South Carolina scenes in the annual photography contest sponsored by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

"The winning photo will appear on DHEC's 2014 annual tide table poster," said Carolyn Boltin-Kelly, deputy director of DHEC's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. "We're looking for coastal South Carolina scenes including marshes, beaches or wildlife something that would be appropriate and eye-catching as an image for the tide table."

Boltin-Kelly said color photographs and digital photos are accepted with a limit of five pictures per contestant. Digital photos should not exceed a total combined file size of four megabytes. Printed photographs should not exceed 8.5" x 11". Horizontal orientation is required. All entries must be submitted between September 1 and September 30, 2013.

Entries can be e-mailed to dhec_ocrm@dhec.sc.gov or submitted via surface mail to: Coastal Photo Contest
S.C. DHEC
1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29405

Surface-mailed submissions will not be returned without a self-addressed stamped envelope provided by the contestant. The winner will be announced in October. For questions about the contest, contact Sarah Latshaw, Coastal Projects Manager, at latshasa@dhec.sc.gov or 843-953-9237.

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For media inquiries:
Jim Beasley – (803) 898-7769
Email –beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov