Originally Posted by Melanie McField
Dear Partners in Conservation,

In Celebration of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR), the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative and the Belize IYOR Organizing Committee is pleased to present
A Marine Photography Exhibition and Contest

Submissions (electronic or printed) should be categorized into the following themes:

Healthy Reefs: general seascape underwater image of healthy reefs
Human-reef interdependence and culture: people interacting with the reef in a sustainable manner (above or below the water)
Reef Threats and Unhealthy Reefs: people or activities that threaten the reef (topics can include, but are not limited to, coral disease and bleaching, destructive fish practices, groundings or pollution and construction damage, empty reefs, algal overgrowth, reef scenes of what we want to avoid)
Reef Creatures: favorite reef creatures especially those important to reef ecology: parrotfish, urchins, groupers, sharks, corals
Artistic: anything that inspires (underwater or coastal images)

The winner of each theme will receive a $200 cash prize and overall show winner will receive a $500 prize. Limit 3 photos per theme or ten photos per person. Email [email protected] for submission form and details.

Deadline for submissions is 12:00 noon on March 3, 2008.

Dont delay, Pull out your best photos and send them in electronically or drop by a CD to 1061 Queen Helmut St, Belize City.

Please forward to any other interested persons.

Melanie McField
Coordinator, Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative
Smithsonian Institution
1061 Queen Helmut St, Belize City, Belize, Central America
tel 501-223-7680 fax 501-223-7681
email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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