VOTING NOW OPEN: Estuary Photo Contest

CERF invites you to vote for your favorite image in the 2021 CERF Estuary Photo Contest!

One winning photo from each CERF affiliate society region will be turned into a paint-by-numbers kit, made available to purchase online, and featured as part of the Virtual Gallery Opening and Social at the 2021 CERF Conference on November 3 at 6:00 PM Eastern.

One winning photographer per CERF Regional Affiliate will be selected. To vote head over to the CERF Instagram account and vote for your favorite photo in the #CERF2021 Estuary Photo Contest! To vote, simply “like” the image. Voting closes on Sept. 22 at 11:59 PM Eastern and the photo with the most “likes” wins! No limitations on voting, so vote early and vote often.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos for the contest! Winners will be announced on 23 September. 

Visit Instagram and Vote

Important Dates

Submission Period:
Through 10 September

Winners Announced:
22 September

Virtual Gallery Opening & Social:
3 November

Contest Rules

  • Images should be landscape scenes that show off your local estuary! Portraits or photos of a single organism will not be considered.
  • The contest is open to everyone.
  • Images obtained by illegal or unauthorized access to restricted areas will not be considered.
  • You must own the rights to the image.
  • We’ll accept only digital image files. Digital image files should be TIFFs or highest-quality JPGs.
  • All photos will be assigned to represent the CERF Affiliate based on the location of the estuary itself.
  • Winners will be decided by online voting via CERF’s social media platforms. If there are any ties a panel of judges, selected by the 2021 CERF Meeting Attendee Experience Committee, determines the winners. Their decision is final.
  • Photos will be eliminated from competition if they lack detailed captions, have date stamps, or are of low technical quality (for example, have soft focus or show camera movement).
  • You must complete and sign the release statement granting the CERF rights to use your image(s). The release can be found as part of the submission process.
  • Provide a caption for each image with the estuary name, location, and photo credit.
    For example: James River Estuary, Richmond, Virginia. Photo: Your Name