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CALENDAR CONTEST

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, IT’S STPS CALENDAR TIME

Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) is looking for turtle loving photographers for our calendar contest.  Our sea turtle calendar will help remind people throughout the year to help sea turtles survive.  The calendar will include important sea turtle dates, such as World Sea Turtle Day, World Oceans Day, Earth Day and so much more.

All submissions, including the Photography Permission Form, must be submitted to 2024STPSPHOTOCONTEST@GMAIL.COM

Criteria for contest submission are as follows:

§  The photographer’s name, description of image, location and date photo was taken must be included with the STPS Photography Permission Form at the bottom of this post. 

§  Image must be submitted by the photographer, otherwise written permission for submission must be provided by the photographer.

§  Image must show the sea turtle in a natural setting and follow turtle-friendly guidelines (no flash images of sea turtles, no images of people handling sea turtles, etc.) 

§  Email submission can include a small file (JPEG preferred) but a high resolution version of the image must be available for printing, if selected.

§  Only three photographs per submission.

§  Photos may have been previously submitted, but not chosen for the calendar.

§  Photograph submissions only, no artwork.

§  Last day to submit photographs is August 10, 2024

The top 30 photos will be posted on our Facebook page to determine the top 12 with the most “likes”.  Winners will be announced on the STPS website and social media accounts on September 14th.

By submitting your photo for the contest, you are granting STPS the right to use your photo for the STPS 2025 Calendar. We appreciate you submitting your awesome turtley pictures for the contest.

Submission Form

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Get ready for the 2024 turtle season.  STPS has many volunteer opportunities for you to participate in.  Meet the current volunteers, permit holders, and program directors.  Come learn about volunteering with us!

We need volunteers for: Turtle Krawl 5K – Strandings – Events – Nesting Surveys – STERP (Sea Turtle Emergency Response Program) Education- Beach Clean-Ups – Turtle Walks … and more!

 

Beach Cleanups

Beach cleanups are held the first Saturday after the first Thursday of each month at Val M. Steele Park in Melbourne Beach and Cherie Down Park and Beach in Cape Canaveral from 9 am to 11 am. All are welcome to come and help clean up the beach.  Community service hours are available.  Supplies, like trash bags, gloves and pick up tools, are available.  Check the CALENDAR for dates.

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Turtle Talk

Monthly Meetings

NOTENo meeting will be held in July.  We meet at the Scotty Culp Municipal Complex, located at 565 Cassia Blvd., in Satellite Beach.  Parking is in the rear of that building.  We will continue Zoom meetings.  Social time begins at 6:30 pm, so you can chat with fellow turtle lovers.  The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm.  Check the STPS Facebook Page for information on our guest speakers each month. 

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Volunteer Opportunities

STPS has many volunteer opportunities for you to participate in.  Meet the current volunteers, permit holders, and program directors.  Come learn about volunteering with us!