California Coastal Commission's Annual Photography Contest OpensJul 31, 2022 10:39PM ● By Mb News Staff
Last year's first place winner in the California Coastal Commission's annual photography contest: "Great Blue Heron in Surfgrass” by Susan Cook, Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, CA
annual contest is free and open to all amateur photographers. An
amateur photographer is defined as someone who earns less than 50
percent of their income from photography.
The rules, categories, prizes, and entry form can all be found at mycoastalphoto.com.
Photographs in this contest may feature the following subjects:
- The scenic coast and Pacific Ocean off California,
- People and the California coast, and
- California ocean and coastal wildlife.
Photographs - which can be taken in color or in black and white - must be taken from a public place. Plants and animals
depicted in photos should be native species in their natural setting.
Examples of non-native species include ice plant, pampas grass, calla
lilies, and tropical fish. Examples of non-natural settings include a
fish tank or public aquarium.
Photos from an aquarium or those not taken in California will be disqualified.
Photographers may enter a total of five photos.
This year's prizes include a variety of wine tasting, whale watching tours, and kayaking experiences.