Save the Bay Photo Contest; thru April 5


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We're looking for your best photos of the Bay, its rivers, and streams

Open to both amateur and professional photographers, CBF's annual Photo Contest highlights the beauty and character of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed's rivers and streams through the eys of those who enjoy them. We are seeking photographs that illustrate the positive aspects of the Bay and the rivers and streams throughout the its watershed. Show us your vision of the Bay watershed—from Bay's headwaters in New York to its mouth in Virginia, from the Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia to the eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia. Images depicting people, wildlife, recreation, and farms within the watershed will all be considered, however all photos must include water from the Chesapeake Bay or a river, stream, creek, or other body of water inside the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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 starting April 15.

The awards are:
  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Third Prize: $150
  • Viewers' Choice: $100
In addition, the first-prize photograph will appear in CBF's 2020 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 at between March 11 and April 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. All winners will be notified of the outcome, and their images will be posted on the CBF website, by May 31, 2019.