Photo contest seeks images of metro Atlanta rivers, streams

7/25/2014, 6 a.m.

Shutterbugs can share their photographs of Atlanta’s rivers, lakes and streams through Aug. 8 for a chance to win up to $500.

The Metro North Georgia Water Planning District’s 2014 Photo Contest is open to professional and amateur photographers 18 or older.

Entries should portray the beauty, heritage, activities and character of metro Atlanta’s water resources, including the South River; Lake Lanier; Allatoona Lake; and the Chattahoochee, Flint, Yellow and Etowah rivers.

Photographs will be considered for inclusion in the 2015 Water Reflections calendar.

The contest is designed to remind residents of the important role the lakes and rivers play in providing valuable water resources to the region’s water supply.

District Chairman Boyd Austin said protecting the waterways is important work.

“As good stewards of the natural environment, and more specifically our shared water resources, it is imperative that all residents join in the effort to protect the metro area’s water supply from point source and non-point source pollution and conserve whenever and wherever possible,” he said.

Individual participants may submit up to three photographs and are eligible to win up to three times. Photos must be taken within the geographical boundaries of the 15-county Metro Water District area – DeKalb, Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale. The district does not encompass the cities of Braselton and Loganville.

First place will receive $500, and 11 finalists will receive $100 each. For full contest guidelines and the entry form, visit www.northgeorgiawater.org. For more information, e-mail comments@northgeorgiawater.com or call 404-463-3344.