2016 Save the Bay Photo Contest

Chesapeake Bay Foundation's
2016 Save the Bay Photo Contest

   

This year's contest closed on Earth Day (April 22). Check back May 2nd for the Viewers' Choice Awards voting.

CBF's photo contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers, and we are seeking photographs that illustrate the positive aspects of the Bay and its rivers and streams. We want to see your vision of the Bay region—from Pennsylvania to Virginia, from the Shenandoah Mountains to the Eastern Shore. Images depicting people, wildlife, recreation, and farms within the watershed will all be considered. All photos must include water from the Chesapeake Bay or a river, stream, creek, or other body of water inside the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Please note where your photos were taken, as we hope to begin posting select photos to interactive online maps! GPS coordinates are great but not required.

Official judging will be conducted by a panel of CBF employees who will judge entries on subject matter, composition, focus, lighting, uniqueness, and impact. The public will also be able to vote online for their favorite photo in the Viewers' Choice Gallery. The awards are as follows:

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Third Prize: $150
  • Viewers' Choice: $100

In addition, the first-prize photograph will appear in CBF's 2017 calendar. And that's not all: All winners will also receive a one-year membership to CBF and will have their photos displayed on CBF's website, in a CBF e-newsletter, and in CBF's Save the Bay magazine.

Submissions will be accepted online between March 21, 2016 and April 22, 2016. All winners will be notified of the outcome, and their images will be posted on the CBF website by May 31, 2016.

*See Official Rules and instructions for entering

What A Donation Can Do

You can help us protect this amazing treasure so future generations don't have to rely on photographs to see and experience the beauty of our Bay...

Your donation helps us continue our restoration, advocacy, and education efforts. Please show your support for CBF today with a generous donation.

  • $25 can plant five native trees as a streamside buffer.
  • $50 can grow 5,000 native oysters.
     
  • $150 can pay a teacher's tuition for a five-day professional development course.
     
  • $500 can send eight students for a day of learning in and around the Bay.
     
  • $1,000 can remove 600 pounds of trash from the Bay and its tributaries.
     
  • $2,500 can pay for seven students’ tuition for a 7-day student leadership program.
     
  • $5,000 can fund 125 hours of policy advocacy at the state and federal levels.
     
  • $10,000 can fund 300 hours of scientific field research including testing water quality and evaluating the health and populations of marine and plant life within the Bay and tributary waters.

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