If you’re an amateur photographer with an eye for nature’s agricultural bounty, the San Diego County Water Authority has a contest for you.
The water authority is marking Water Awareness Month with a contest on Instagram and Twitter that runs through the end of May.
Take a photo of locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers or nursery plants and tag it with #B2UbyH2O when you post on social media. Winners will be drawn randomly each week.
The contest is intended to highlight the significance of agriculture to the regional economy. San Diego County is one of the nation’s top producers of avocados, ornamental trees and shrubs, flowers, succulents and lemons, with local farms generating $4.8 billion in annual economic activity.
The contest is part of the water authority’s ongoing Brought to You by Water outreach program, designed to convey the importance of water supply reliability for the region’s 3.3 million people and its $231 billion economy.
“Safe and reliable water supplies help more than 5,500 farms to thrive in our region — not to mention countless backyard gardens, community gardens and farmers markets,” said water authority Chair Jim Madaffer. “This photo contest offers everyone a chance to showcase their favorite locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and nursery plants, and to win some great prizes donated by sponsors who share our commitment to our region’s most precious natural resource.”
Complete contest rules are available online.
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