Get snapping as Clean Coasts’ ‘Love Your Coast’ photography competition opens

Clean Coasts’ 12th annual Love Your Coast photography competition is now open for entries.

Capture the uniqueness of our coastal communities, environments, or waterways in cool snaps. Submissions are open until 9 am on the 30th August 2021. 

There is a prize fund of €5000 up for grabs across five categories: Coastal Heritage, Coastal Landscape, People & the Coast, Wildlife & the Coast , and a new category Creativity and the Coast. 

Last year’s overall photography competition-winning image “Jellyfish and Diver” was submitted by Ivan Donoghue – it was taken off the Aran Island in Co. Galway

photography competition winner

The photography competition receives thousands of entries each year.

Clean Coasts wants to take the opportunity to facilitate the creatives amongst us to showcase their capacity to create beauty and joy with this new category. 

Every year this competition draws a large amount of interest from Ireland’s amateur photographers, coastal enthusiasts, and the conservation-minded.  Find out more here.

This year across all the categories judges are also encouraging photographers to explore new methods and angles in capturing the coastal regions and wildlife and would discourage photographing of locations and species that have been heavily submitted in previous years. 

Working with communities on the ground, Clean Coasts’ mission is to help foster pride in our Irish coastline, supporting Clean Coasts communities, groups, and volunteers to tackle issues affecting their local area. 

The Love Your Coast competition aims to celebrate Ireland’s diverse waters by capturing its stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, epic cliff faces, and raging rivers. 

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