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The Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers


REGISTRATION IS OPEN! For Conference Registration, Training Registration, Exhibits and Sponsorships, and Photo Contest details click here

 2016 MAFSM Conference  Scholarships are available - details below

 Our Annual Photo Contest is open - show us the beauty of Maryland - details below

 Scholarship Information:

 2016 MAFSM Conference Scholarship for Community Officials

MAFSM is also supporting the education of its members by offering up to 10 conference scholarships/association memberships to its 12th Annual Conference being held October 20th.  These scholarships are aimed towards community officials who would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend the conference and who would benefit greatly by implementing lessons learned upon their return to their communities. Those who are presenting a paper increase their chances of being selected for the scholarship, however presenting is not a requirement to apply.

All interested community officials should send an email to MAFSM Programs Chair, Garrett Skinner, by September 1.  Applicants are encouraged to apply in advance of the deadline as there are a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarship winners will be chosen by the MAFSM Board and notified by September 20th.

The scholarship waives the registration fee and 2017 annual membership per individual awardee.  

To apply, provide the following in your email:

1.     Name

2.     Community

3.     Job Title

4.     Describe the reason you are interested in the scholarship and how you plan to apply the experience upon your return to your community. 

Email application to Garrett Skinner, Programs Chair, at Garrett.Skinner@atkinsglobal.com

MAFSM's Annual Conference
Photo Contest

MAFSM invites you to enter its 2016 Digital Photo Contest. You must read the following rules, terms and conditions before submitting any photos!

The MAFSM Photo Contest is open to the public. Each entrant in the Photo Contest is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the photos that they submits to the Contest.


Your images should highlight the beauty of Maryland’s scenic waterways or water structures. We are especially interested in images that showcase the beauty of sound floodplain and stormwater management in Maryland including but not limited to:


If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to MAFSM upon request.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s).

*Max entries person is two photos.*


All images must be uploaded to: (https://dbinbox.com/MAFSM_PhotoContest) Please also attach a word document with your name, email, and caption/location the image was taken. Please make sure this has the same file name as the photo you submit so we can easily match them.


Entries may originate in any format as they are submitted electronically. Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

Public voting for the grand-prize winner will be held during the day at MAFSM with the popular vote winner announced during lunch.


Deadline for submitting entries is September 23rd, 2016.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as a paragraph about their photo, the highest resolution version of their photo, or a watermark-free version of their photo) anytime.


The grand-prize winner will receive a gift card in the amount of $50 as well as the image being displayed on the MAFSM website.

If your photograph is the winner you grant MAFSM the right to use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission and/or use the photograph in MAFSM non-commercial communications.


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to casey@opp-llc.com


SAVE THE DATE: October 20, 2016
 MAFSM's 12th Annual Conference
MAFSM's 12th Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute,  692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.