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Share Your Best Shots: 2021 NOAA Habitat Month Photo Contest

June 21, 2021

Submit your coastal and marine habitat photos by July 21 to help us highlight habitat!

Low tide shows rocks, grasses, and other marine life near a lighthouse on the shores of Oregon. Low tide at Lighthouse Island, Oregon, a winner from our 2018 NOAA Habitat Month Photo Contest. Credit: Joshua Lord.

Photographs can transport us back to some of our favorite memories. They can also introduce others to wonderful places. To celebrate photographs that help connect us with the importance of healthy habitat, we’re holding the 2021 NOAA Habitat Month Photo Contest.

Each July at NOAA Fisheries, we celebrate all things habitat through a month-long feature, Habitat Month. We add spotlight articles on our website and share lots of information on social media. And we want to highlight your outstanding coastal and marine habitat-related photos! This year’s Habitat Month will focus on Connecting Habitat, Climate, and Communities. 

This year, we will accept entries that incorporate habitat in the following categories:

Our digital photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels, whether youth, amateur, or professional. NOAA employees and other government employees and affiliates (including contractors, fellows, and interns) are also eligible.

The contest starts on Monday, June 21, 2021, and the submission deadline is Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Entries submitted after the entry period will not be eligible.

Winners will be announced and showcased on the NOAA Fisheries website during the week of July 26, 2021.

For more information on how to enter and additional contest rules, download the photo contest instructions and entry form (PDF, 3 pgs).

Last updated by Office of Habitat Conservation on June 24, 2021