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Marine Sanctuary Photo Contest

August 21, 2022


Marine Sanctuary Photo Contest

Submission Deadline September 5
Exploring your sanctuary this weekend? Well then, help capture the sanctuary’s beauty and biodiversity! Submit your best images of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to the Get Into Your Sanctuary photo contest by September 5.
Winning photos will be announced in October 2022 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuary System. Be sure to use your telephoto lens when getting that up close shot — only photos taken while in compliance with wildlife viewing regulations and government approach regulations will be considered.

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.

For submission guidelines, visit: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/photo-contest.html
(Photo: Ed Stone. Image description: Brown pelicans seen along the coastline.)


NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
(831) 647-4250
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NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
35 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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(831) 647-4250
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