HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 15th annual watershed photo contest is now underway.
Photo submissions are being accepted now through March 31. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate to win cash prizes from $100 to $500, and to have their photos featured in CBF’s award-winning publications.
The organization is seeking photographs that illustrate the positive aspects of the Bay and its rivers and streams. They 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 in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
“I am always amazed by the talent the contestants show in their photos,” said Jennifer Wallace, CBF’s photo contest organizer. “It’s wonderful to see how connected and aware people are of our great rivers, streams, and the Bay.”
All winners will receive a one-year membership to CBF and winning photos may be displayed on CBF’s website, in a CBF e-newsletter, in CBF’s 2021 calendar, and in CBF’s award-winning magazine, Save the Bay.
Judging will be conducted by a panel of CBF employees on the basis of 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 6. Last year, the judges considered over 1,000 entries. There were 2,400 votes in the Viewers’ Choice Award last year as well.