Grab your camera and get snapping around Donegal as Clean Coasts’ ‘Love Your Coast’ photography competition opens!
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 a new category, Creativity and the Coast. Capture the uniqueness of our coastal communities, environments or waterways and you have till 9am on the 30th August to submit your best images.
Last year’s third-place entry in the Coastal Landscape category ‘Incoming Rain’ was submitted by Pawel Zygmunt and taken Glencolmcille. Could there be another podium finish for Donegal this year?
With some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, make sure you bring your camera as you explore the coast this summer and capture its beauty.
The competition, run by An Taisce, receives thousands of entries that fit happily into the existing categories.
However, the organisers also receive pictures that transcend categories or labels and are simply stunning pieces of art in their own right. As a result, the new ‘Creativity’ category was introduced this year.
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.
This year across all the categories, the 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. 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.
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 the Clean Coasts programme works to protect from a completely different perspective and see the beauty captured therein.
Visit Clean Coasts to find out more about the competition and how to enter. Submissions will open at 6pm today.