MDE, Newton Marasco Foundation Present Green Focus Photography Awards

Press Release

Maryland Department of the Environment

Media Contacts

Kim Lamphier
(410) 537-3003

Ashley Jones
(410) 537-3003

MDE, Newton Marasco Foundation Present Green Focus Photography Awards

Who

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Shari T. Wilson and Newton Marasco Foundation President Amy Marasco will present awards to the winners of the statewide Green Focus Photography Contest.

When

Friday, April 18, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where

Maryland Department of the Environment Headquarters (Montgomery Park)
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

What

MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson, Newton Marasco Foundation President Amy Marasco and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Rebecca Bell will present awards to the winners of the Green Focus Photography Contest. The Green Focus Awards provide high school students with an opportunity to combine a love of photography with the environment. The awards use the art of photography to raise community awareness and educate our nation’s youth and their families about the ethos of environmental stewardship. Winning photos in each of four categories: Water (Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, Streams, etc.) Forest or Mountains, Fields or Countryside and a Black and White Photo (of any nature scene) will be announced along with the Grand Prize.

These photos will be judged upon originality, composition, portrayal of theme, and the impact or message.

The effort also complements Maryland’s commitment to promoting environmental education as embodied in the Chesapeake Bay 2000 Agreement.

 

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