Calvert Co. Earns Maryland Tourism Award

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (December 9, 2010)—The Calvert County Department of Economic Development recently garnered a marketing award from the Maryland Tourism Council (MTC) for its 2009 Focus on Calvert photo contest. The award, bestowed at the annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit in Annapolis, Md., November 3-5, 2010, was in the category of “Best Shoestring Budget.”

At the summit, the MTC gave five professional awards and 11 marketing awards to members who were nominated by their peers and/or employers. Recipients of the professional awards are honored for their skill, dedication and talent that bring professionalism to Maryland tourism. The marketing awards recognize MTC members whose marketing programs are creative, thoughtful and innovative and are the result of successful team efforts to bring visitors and travel revenue to Maryland.

Calvert County’s 2009 Focus on Calvert photo contest encouraged contestants to submit photos on a scene or activity depicting the unique qualities and beauty of Calvert County. Photos featured festivals, parks, Chesapeake Bay life, landmarks and historical icons and cash prizes were awarded to an overall grand prize winner, a first-place winner and two runners-up. Photographs were exhibited at a special reception, featured on the Department of Economic Development Web site, included in a 2010 calendar and have been used in promotional brochures, pamphlets and advertisements.

Source: Calvert County Government

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