Maritime Washington Photo Contest

May 13, 2024 // Carson Meacham

What does Maritime Washington Mean to You?

Tell us what Washington’s saltwater shores mean to you by submitting a picture via email or direct message on social media by June 17! You could win one of four prizes and the chance to be included on a calendar of Maritime Washington photos.

Prizes will be awarded for the top two submissions in two categories: Youth (under 13 years old) and Adult.
All winners will receive America the Beautiful National Park Passes, and the top prize for each category will win a mystery Maritime Washington gift bag, full of toys, activities, art, and books.

See below for the full submission guidelines and contest rules!


Submission Guidelines:

  • Entrants may submit one photograph via email or direct message.
  • Along with the photograph, please include:
    • The name of the photographer.
    • The location of the photograph.
    • The social media tags for the photographer, or other contact information.
    • Whether the submission is in the youth (13 years old or less) or adult photographer category
  • No minimum resolution requirements, but only photos above 300 dpi will be considered for the calendar.
  • Portrait and landscape photos are accepted.
  • Entrant should follow Maritime Washington National Heritage Area on at least one social media platform for consideration.
  • Submission open Monday, May 13 – Monday, June 17
  • Winners announced by Wednesday, July 3

Contest Rules:

  • Photo must be of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area, within 1/4 mi of Washington’s 3000+ miles of shoreline.
  • Entrants must submit within one of two brackets: youth photographer (13 years old or less) and adult photographer (more than 13 years old)
  • Photos are licensed for use by the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area.
    • Credit will be given to the creator whenever possible.
    • The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area may use or adapt the photo in any context.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the beauty and/or unique character of Maritime Washington
  • Submission must include a description of the location it was taken, the name and age of the photographer, and contact information for the photographer.
    • Please note if you would like for any of this information to not be published.
  • Prizes are awarded at the sole discretion of the judging committee, made up of Washington Trust for Historic Preservation staff.

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