• 2021 California Coastal & Ocean Amateur Photography Contest

  • Submissions accepted from June 6th until July 17th.


    Thank you for submitting a photo to this contest. Please complete this form to enter your picture. There is a limit of five (5) entries per photographer. Please do not re-submit any photographs that won a prize or honorable mention in this contest previously. Photographer credit will be given for any photograph published by the California Coastal Commission or Thank You Ocean Campaign. Photos are screened for appropriate content and should appear within one business day if approved. Please read the complete contest rules before entering, including requirements for post-processed images and depicting native species in their natural setting.


    The maximum file size is 50 MB. There are no size requirements as long as the picture is under 50 MB. Pictures can be in any orientation, vertical or horizontal. The accepted file formats are jpg, png, jpeg, and gif.

  • IF THE PHOTOGRAPHER IS UNDER 18, THE PARENT(S) OR LEGAL GUARDIAN(S), IF ANY, MUST AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS RELEASE. IF A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO IS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE DOES NOT OBTAIN SUCH CONSENT PRIOR TO SUBMITTAL OF HIS/HER/THEIR PHOTOGRAPH(S), SUCH ENTRANT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.