Save the Bay Photo Contest

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Billy Garrett, Justin Ross, Toni Paris, Lee Goodwin, Bill Mish, Daniel Horowitz, Daniel Hals


Open to both amateur and professional photographers, CBF's annual Save the Bay Photo Contest highlights the beauty and character of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed through the eyes of those who enjoy it.

Viewers' Choice voting is open! We've posted 10 awesome photos submitted in this year's contest for you to vote on. Viewers' Choice voting runs from 10:00 a.m. on April 8 to 5:00 p.m. on April 30.

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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 2025 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.

All winners will be announced by at least May 30, 2024.

Official rules and guidelines

The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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