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Tuesday, 4th May 2021

‘Love Your Coast’ photography competition open for entries

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Ivan Donoghue, Jellyfish and Diver, Aran Island, Co Galway.

A quick glance at Facebook is enough to prove that there are some very talented photographers living and working in the wider Drogheda area and they will be interested to hear that Clean Coasts’ 12th annual ‘Love Your Coast’ photography competition is now open for entries.

Photogrpahers have till 9 am on the 30th August 2021 to submit their best images. Last year’s overall competition winning image “Jellyfish and Diver” (above) was taken by Ivan Donoghue off the Aran Islands in County Galway.

There is a prize fund of €5,000, up for grabs across five categories: 

  1. Coastal Heritage,
  2. Coastal Landscape,
  3. People & the Coast, 
  4. Wildlife & the Coast 
  5. Creativity and the Coast.

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.  

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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.   
The competition is being launched tonight with an online event “Behind the Lens - A Photographer’s Perspective” hosting some of its top photographers over the years in conservation and chat about some of their top submissions and the stories behind them.

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.   
Submissions will open at 6pm on 4th May 2021. Visit Clean Coasts to find out more about the competition and how to enter.

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