“Roadsides in Bloom” Photo Calendar Entries Now Being Accepted


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (DOT) are now accepting photo entries for the 12th annual “Operation Wildflower 2016 Roadsides in Bloom” calendar.

There are several guidelines to remember when submitting entries:

- Photographs must be taken in West Virginia.
- Photograph must be of the highest resolution possible. If possible, please do not use a cell phone camera. 
- Entries must be submitted as 8" by 10" color prints and must be landscape orientation (portrait orientation will not be accepted). It is best to submit a digital copy on a CD at the same time as the hard copy.
- Flowers must be growing along a road and the road must be prominently visible in the photo. The flowers may be growing naturally or in an Operation Wildflower bed planted by the Division of Highways. Pictures of cultivated species planted in arranged beds, such as marigolds, pansies, etc. do not qualify.
- The name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) of the photographer and a short description of the photo (including location and county where photo was taken) must appear in the upper left-hand corner on the back of the photo.
- Photos become property of the state of West Virginia and will not be returned.
- No more than three entries per person are permitted. However, only one winning photo will be selected from any photographer’s entries. Winners will be required to submit digital copies of their submitted photos.
- Twelve winners will be selected to represent the months of the year. A grand prize winner will be chosen to appear on the calendar cover.

The deadline for entries is Oct. 1, 2015.

Entries should be mailed to:

West Virginia Operation Wildflower
Roadsides in Bloom Calendar Contest
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection/REAP
Attn: Kim Smith
601 57th Street, S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304

For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.


Jake Glance
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1335