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Frame the Bay: Casco Bay Photo Contest

Announcing the Casco Bay Photo Contest

We want to see your favorite photos taken of, near, or on Casco Bay. Show us what the Bay means to you! Winners of the contest will be announced at Friends of Casco Bay’s 35th Anniversary & Members Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 25

Photo Categories

Consider this list a source of inspiration. 

  1. Scenic: Send us your Casco Bay landscapes, splashing waves, winding rivers, lighthouses, and any image that shows the beauty of the Casco Bay watershed (underwater too!).
  2. Wildlife and Animals. Dogs, birds, sea creatures…you name it! We want to see the critters of the Bay.
  3. Diversity of the Bay: Show us how Casco Bay is used by all walks of life – working waterfront, recreation, and inspiration. How do you engage with the Bay?
  4. Student Photography. Are you 18 or younger? If so, tell us when you submit your photos.

All photos will be considered general submissions and our judges will choose winning photos for each category. We will have a great set of prizes for the winners.

Submission Guidelines

  • Each person can submit a maximum of five photos
  • Photos must be taken in Casco Bay or the Casco Bay watershed
  • Photos must be taken between 2022 and the present day. 

How to Submit Photos

  • Send photos via email to friends [at] cascobay [dot] org. Submissions close on Wednesday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.
  • High resolution photos are preferred (if prompted, select “original size” when sending your photos).
  • Your subject line should read “Frame the Bay”
  • Please include:
    • the location and year your photo was taken
    • the name of the photographer
    • if the photographer is under 18 (to be considered for the Student Photography category)

Unless you tell us otherwise, Friends of Casco Bay may use any photo submitted to the contest in future communications such as our website, newsletter, and emails. If and when we do, we will gladly credit you as the person who took an amazing photo!


Some of Last Year’s Winners

Wooden posts, Portland Maine, April 2023, by Ava McKinley. Winner Best of Show


Osprey at Wolf’s Neck State Park, by Stephen Hobson


Tern eggs, by Stacey Keefer


Water jumpers, by Heidi Holloway


Fishing for herring in Maquoit Bay by Glenn Michaels