NALT seeks calendar submissions

Nanaimo and Area Land Trust is calling on nature photographers to submit their best shots for an opportunity to be part of its annual calendar fundraiser.

Nanaimo and Area Land Trust is calling on nature photographers to submit their best shots for an opportunity to be part of its annual calendar fundraiser.

This year’s deadline is for photo submissions is Aug. 15.

The calendar’s editorial team is looking for photos that showcase any of the lands that NALT has helped to protect or enhance over the past 16 years.

Those include: Nanaimo River; the Van Kerkoerle property in Cassidy; Harewood Plains and Southlands; Linley Valley; South Winchelsea Island; local creeks and watersheds in and around Nanaimo; the Coates Millstone property on Gabriola Island; Mudge Island; and Mount Benson.

Photographers are asked to send their five best shots with information about where each photo was taken. Photos submitted digitally must be at least 300 dpi when enlarged to 8.5 x 11 inches. In previous years, many submissions could not be used because they were simply not high enough quality to enlarge to calendar size.

No less than a three-megapixel photo is recommended. For 35mm submissions, please do not send negatives.

All photos need to be in ‘landscape’ format (sideways) and can be e-mailed to paul@nalt.bc.ca  or sent to the NALT Stewardship Centre 8-140 Wallace St., Nanaimo B.C. V9R 5B1.

Proceeds from sales of NALT’s 2012 calendars will be applied towards Nanaimo River Strategies Project.

For more information, please go to www.nalt.bc.ca or call 250-714-1990.