Save the Bay Photo Contest

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

Shane Hintze


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.

And the Winners Are...

Congratulations to:

  • First Prize ($500): Heather Rees "American Oystercatcher"
  • Second Prize ($250): William Mish "Squadron of Pelicans"
  • Third Prize ($150): Blake Wood "Ice Designs"
  • Viewers' Choice ($100): Paige Finley "Yellow-bellied Slider"

See the winning photos below.

The first-prize photograph will appear in CBF's 2021 calendar. 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.

Be sure to check back next spring for our 2022 photo contest!

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