2014 Save the Bay Photo Contest

Our 2015 contest will tentatively kick off on March 9.

Our 2014 Winners

2014 FIRST PLACE : Michael S. Rickard
Glossy Ibis
Photo captured at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorcester County, Md. 

While at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County, Maryland, in May 2010, photographer Michael Rickard had a rare sighting of a colorful glossy ibis. Michael S. Rickard
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2014 SECOND PLACE: Mark Dignen

Polar Vortex
Photo taken from the beach at Terrapin Park in Queen Anne's County, Md. 

During this winter’s “polar vortex,” photographer Mark Dignen took this shot from the beach in Terrapin Park in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Mark Dignen
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2014 THIRD PLACE: Gilpin Brown

Hungry Heron
This photo of a great blue heron catching a meal was shot at the rookery on the James River in downtown Richmond, Va.

Photographer Gilpin Brown got this hungry bird while at the great blue heron rookery on the James River in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Gilpin Brown
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North Beach Sunset
This beautiful shot of the sun reflecting on the clouds above the Chesapeake Bay was captured in North Beach, Md.

Abe Yoffe caught this beautiful shot of the sun reflecting on the clouds above the Chesapeake Bay in North Beach, Maryland. Photo by Abe Yoffe
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Winners will receive the following cash awards:

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

In addition, the first-prize photograph will appear in CBF's 2015 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.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs illustrating their vision of the Bay region—from Pennsylvania to Virginia, from the Shenandoah Mountains to the Eastern Shore. 

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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