Mote Marine Laboratory announced its “Protect Our Reefs” photo contest. The winning photo will be featured in campaign materials for Mote’s “Protect Our Reefs” specialty license plate in 2010, which will help to fund coral reef research, conservation and education.
Contestants can submit one photo per week until (Sunday begins each new week) until 11:59 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1.
The grand prize is a Key West getaway for two, including a two-night stay at the Island City House Hotel in Old Key West, half-day dive trip for two from Captain’s Corner Dive Center to the USS Vandenberg, a ship recently sunk off Key West as an artificial reef and a Fury Water Adventures “Commotion On The Ocean” sunset sail for two.
For information and to submit your photo, go to www.mote.org/photocontest.
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