TIERRA VERDE – Tampa Bay area children in grades K through 12 are eligible for entry in Tampa Bay Watch’s annual holiday greeting card contest.
Up for grabs is a one-night family getaway at the Guy Harvey Outpost at the TradeWinds Resort. In addition, winning artists will have their artwork featured in Tampa Bay Watch’s annual holiday greeting card.
To enter, children should draw or paint a picture with a theme featuring “holidays in the Tampa Bay habitat,” thinking about the Tampa Bay estuary, its shorelines, the watershed and the creatures that live in this very unique and special place called Tampa Bay and tying it into a holiday theme. Prospective artists should visit www.tampabaywatch.org to narrow down habitat subject ideas. A panel of Tampa Bay Watch staff and community partners will select the winning submission.
All drawings and paintings must be submitted on letter-size (8 1/2 inches by 11 inches) paper, one side only. Only original art (no scanned digital images) will be accepted. Submissions must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2012 and should be mailed to Tampa Bay Watch, Attn: Holiday Art Contest, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL 33715. Submissions will not be accepted via email.
One winning entry will be selected per category (K through fifth and sixth through 12th grade), with the winners notified by Nov. 15. The winning entry and contest honorable mentions will be featured on the Tampa Bay Watch website and in the winter newsletter. All entrants must submit a completed entry form and signed release from parent(s). Forms can be found online at TampaBayWatch.org.
The winning artists will be awarded a certificate for a two-day, one night family getaway at the Guy Harvey Outpost at the TradeWinds Island Resorts, including suite accommodations with separate bedroom, living area with sofa bed and kitchenette. The package also includes two all-day High Tide Slide Passes on the giant three-story beachfront waterslide.
Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the charitable and scientific purpose of protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary encompassing more than 400 square miles of open water and 2,300 square miles of highly-developed watershed.