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EarthShare of Georgia sponsors first ever public photo contest to encourage conservation efforts

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Atlanta, Ga — EarthShare of Georgia announced today their first “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” See why we care for Georgia Photo Contest in conjunction with their 20th anniversary and commencement of Earth Day 2013.

The contest challenges photographers across Georgia to capture the beauty of the state’s landscapes through photos of wilderness, nature, land preservation or conservation efforts that illustrate the “See why we care for Georgia” message.

The entry deadline for the competition is Monday, April 1, 2013. The EarthShare of Georgia staff, along with its Facebook and Pinterest community, will select the top ten photos and announce the finalists on Monday, April 15, 2013.  The top ten photo entries will be judged by the staff at Atlanta Event Photography and the winner will be announced Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Earth Day Party at the King Plow Arts Center.

The prizes for the photo contest are as follows:

1st prize: Custom framing for winning photograph provided by BlackRabbet Framing Studio. BlackRabbet crafts all frames by hand in Atlanta- assuring the highest quality possible. Estimated value: $500.

Photograph to be published in Creative Loafing on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

2nd prize: Gift Certificate valued at $175 redeemable for either one course at The Showcase School of Photography or currency at The Showcase Photo and Video store.

Guidelines for the contest and an Official Entry Form can be downloaded at: http://www.earthsharega.org/EarthDay/EarthDayPhotoContest.aspx

EarthShare of Georgia (ESGA) is a nonprofit organization that raises funds through employee giving and benefits more than 60 environmental organizations dedicated to conserving and protecting Georgia’s air, land and water. ESGA is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013 with three Earth Day events in April. For more information on how to support the environment and get involved, visit EarthShareGA.org.

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