Clean Coasts’ ‘Love Your Coast’ photography competition now open

Clean Coasts’ 11th annual Love your Coast photography competition is now open for entries, capture the uniqueness of our coastal communities, environments or waterways and enter your best shots by  9am, 17th August.

With some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, make sure you bring your camera as you explore the Irish coast this summer and capture its beauty. There is a prize fund of €5,000, up for grabs across five categories, Coastal Heritage, Coastal Landscape, People & the Coast, Wildlife & the Coast and Underwater. Every year this competition draws a large amount of interest from Ireland’s amateur photographers, coastal enthusiasts and the conservation minded. There is a diverse range of categories ensuring there is something for everyone.   

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. 

Pat Carey – The Bullwall 10 Year anniversary Overall winner of Love Your Coast

Working with communities on the ground, Clean Coasts’ mission is to help foster pride in our coastline, supporting Clean Coasts communities, groups and volunteers to tackle issues affecting their local area. This competition provides an opportunity to view the coast and our waterways that Clean Coasts programme works to protect from a completely different perspective and see the beauty captured therein. 

Martina Gardiner Malin Head Storm – Winner of 2019 Love Your Coast competition

Last year, Clean Coasts celebrated the 10th year of the competition and received over 1,000 entries where the 50 best shots were shortlisted for the final exhibition that was held on 23rd October 2019, in Printworks, Morrison Hotel, Dublin. Martina Gardiner, with her ‘Malin Head Storm’, was the overall winner for 2019 with Pat Carey and his image ‘The Bull Wall’, Clontarf Co., Dublin taking home the title of Photograph of the Decade.

Visit Clean Coasts to find out more about the competition and how to enter.

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Ann Robinson
Has a passion for coastal heritage and maritime history. Loves sharing the best of the Irish coast online. Contact me or follow me on Twitter @AnnRobinson22