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090717 Coast Day photo contest with 2015 winning photo

Coast Day photo contest

Delawareans, UD Students invited to submit nature photos on Instagram

Photographs tell stories. They can transport us to faraway places, catalog events like the recent solar eclipse and inspire us to discover new things.

Today’s digital technology makes it simple to snap photographs with a smartphone, camera or tablet. Some estimates project that more than 1 trillion digital photos will be taken globally in 2017.

Delawareans and University of Delaware students are invited to enter photos in the 2017 Coast Day photography contest that demonstrate the year’s Coast Day theme, Discoveries: on land, in the air and at sea.” In particular, the contest calls for photos of Delmarva’s wetlands and coast that highlight the intersection of land, air and sea.

Coast Day, now in its 40th year, is the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and Delaware Sea Grant’s premier celebration of the sea.

Entrants may share an unlimited number of photo entries on using the hashtag #DECoastDay.

Photographers can approach the theme in a variety of ways — highlighting scenes that include land, water and sky; capturing the interaction of wildlife with the sea; over/under water photos; recreation on Delmarva’s wetland waterways or beaches; and more.

To enter:

  1. Snap a photo depicting the intersection of land, air, and sea.

  2. Share the photo on Instagram using the hashtag #DECoastDay. Leave a brief description of the photo (location, what you are discovering) in the caption. Make sure that privacy settings are set so that the post is publicly visible.

  3. Follow Delaware Sea Grant on Instagram (@deseagrant)

Photographs can be taken anywhere on the Delmarva Peninsula, but they must have been taken after Oct. 4, 2015. All entries that meet the contest criteria will be digitally displayed at Delaware Coast Day. The winning entry and first runner-up who submit photos that most closely represent the theme will receive a $100 and $50 Visa gift card, respectively.

Photos must be posted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Coast Day is held annually on the first Sunday in October at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes and attracts thousands of attendees every year to explore Delaware’s rich marine resources.

Attendees can wander through tents featuring educational exhibits, tour research vessels, sample the region’s best seafood and develop a deeper appreciation for the sea and marine stewardship.

For a complete list of Coast Day Photo Contest rules, and to learn more about Coast Day, visit www.decoastday.org. Like or follow Delaware Sea Grant on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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