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Love Your Coast photography competition 17.04.23

THE Clean Coasts annual 'Love Your Coast' photography competition has officially opened for entries. This summer, bring your camera with you when you are exploring Inishowen and submit your best shots for a chance to win from a prize fund of €6,000.

The competition asks for photographers to capture and celebrate the uniqueness of our coastal communities, environments or  waterways such as its stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, epic cliff faces and raging rivers.

Inishowen has some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world and we want to encourage people to get out their cameras and capture its beauty.
Dunree Panoramic by Gary McLaughlin.
In 2021, Inishowen photographer Gary McLaughlin won first place in the Coastal Landscape category for his photo entitled Dunree Panoramic, taken in Linsfort.

This year, the Clean Coasts programme is celebrating its 20th anniversary. For the past 20 years, Clean Coasts has been working with communities on the ground, to help foster pride in our coastline, supporting Clean Coasts communities, groups, and volunteers to tackle issues affecting their local area.

To mark the occasion, a new category has been added to the competition, 'Protectors of the Coast' which will showcase what volunteering on the coast and community spirit is all about. Other changes to this year's competition are the reintroduction of the Underwater category, which was temporarily removed during Covid due to restrictions around diving.

The competition’s categories this year are:

• Wildlife and Coast
• Coastal Landscape 
• People and the Coast   
• Coastal Heritage   
• Underwater
• Protectors of the coast

Photographers are encouraged to explore new and different methods and angles in capturing the coastal regions and wildlife.

To enter, visit the Clean Coasts website at www.cleancoasts.org .
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