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Photo contest for high school students

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Teens love to take pictures. But do they know how to picture a watershed?

Pinellas County is hosting a watershed photo contest open to all high school students in Pinellas County. Teens are asked to take a photo of where they live, go to school or play and then post it to Instagram with #wtrshd as a photocaption. Entries are being accepted now through Wednesday, May 6.

Instagram is being used as a sharing tool for the contest. Participants are required to take a photo with a phone camera or other camera and save the unedited photo before posting onto Instagram. To be eligible to participate in the contest, the students are required to submit their photos to events@pinellascounty.org.

The contest winner will receive a guided kayak tour for six at Weedon Island Preserve. The winning photo will be included in a public service campaign that educates residents about the Pinellas County watershed.

This watershed photo contest has been created in conjunction with the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee. The Youth Advisory Committee, established in 2001, was developed as a vehicle for young people to provide input and assistance to the Pinellas County Commission.

The committee assists the commission by helping young people identify their needs by organizing activities that are beneficial to the community by suggesting services they need as a group by becoming active participants with their adult counterparts in county programs.