Love Your Coast
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
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
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
• 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