Save the Bay Photo Contest

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An egret hunts in the marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Shane Hintze

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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 eyes of those who enjoy them.

The contest is now closed to submissions...but the fun isn't over yet! Check back on April 12 to vote for your favorite photo. Viewers' Choice voting will run from April 12-23.

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.

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 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 2022 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.

Check back May 3 for our winners announcement.

Official rules and guidelines

Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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