Beaufort County announces calendar photo winners

Staff reportsSeptember 13, 2013 

Beaufort County has selected 16 photos for its 2014 land-preservation calendar.

The winning shots were chosen from more than 200 entries, according to the county.

The calendar's cover photo, by Scott Quarforth, is called "Tree Roots at Sunrise" and was taken on the beach at Hunting Island State Park.

Other winning photos depict Coligny Beach, St. Helena Sound, Pick Pocket Plantation in Beaufort, Tomotley Plantation in Sheldon, Port Royal and Daufuskie Island.

Others whose photos were selected were Sandy Dimke, Joan Eckhardt, Phil Heim, Chris Kirk, Tom Lehrer, Joanne Long, Gracene Peluso, Patricia Roche, David Shipper, Dick Snell, Josh Whiteside and Barre Wright.

The calendar's theme is "The Sky's the Limit," which takes its inspiration from the five symbols in the county seal -- oak trees, shrimp boats, marine life, homes and waterways.

The calendar helps promote the county's Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program.

The calendars cost $15 and will be available at stores throughout the county by the Thanksgiving holiday, county spokeswoman Joy Nelson said.

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