Get into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Welcome all photographers, regardless of skill level or experience, to participate in the 2022 Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest. We will be accepting submissions in the following categories:
- Sanctuary Views: Share your photos of beautiful sunsets or scenic shots of your favorite national marine sanctuary.
- Sanctuary Life: Send us your best photos of sanctuary inhabitants like fish, birds, marine mammals, and other amazing ocean creatures.
- Sanctuary Recreation: Enter your best images of people responsibly enjoying national marine sanctuaries, whether they’re boating, kayaking, diving, swimming, conducting research, or just hanging out on the beach. Photos should be taken following CDC and local guidance.
- Sanctuaries at Home: Show us how you’re connecting to your National Marine Sanctuary System from home! Submissions to this category can include photos of stewardship activities from your home or neighborhood, or sanctuary-related artwork (paintings, drawings, etc.).
How to Enter:
Submit your photos from Friday, May 27, 2022 until Monday, September 5, 2022 by completing this Google Form.
Winning photographs will be announced in October 2022 as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.
Each photographer may submit up to 10 photos (minimum of 1200 pixels wide). All images MUST include the following information: photographer's name, short description of when and where the photo was taken, and what is shown in the photo.
Remember to practice responsible recreation when taking your photos. When photographing marine mammals and other protected species, always follow wildlife viewing guidelines to ensure that you are not disturbing these animals. Help us highlight wildlife photography best practices by indicating what kind of camera/lens you used and the approximate distance from which you took the photo. Animals need plenty of space to stay healthy and safe, so let's share our collective knowledge of responsible photography!
Thank you for participating and we are excited to review your submissions! Tell your friends about the contest on social media. Please use #ILoveMySanctuary and #RecreateResponsibly.
For rules and more information, including a gallery of images from past winners and a link to submit photos, please visit the above website link.