Article from Maine Windjammer Association August 2018 Newsletter ()
July 24, 2014
Calling All Shutterbugs!

credit: Neil Shively
Neil Shively won first prize last year for this exciting photo of the Schooners Victory Chimes and Heritage crossing paths near the Breakwater.

The scenic splendor of Maine’s craggy coast begs to be captured through the lens of a camera; professional and amateur photographers alike delight in the wealth of views of sea spray heaving against rock outcroppings, lighthouses looming through wispy fog, and forests of firs bowing along uncluttered beaches. The Maine Windjammer Association is holding its 5th Annual Photography Contest, and we invite you to submit up to five of your favorite shots of scenery, sails, sunsets and seals!

The first-place winner of the contest will receive a free windjammer cruise during the 2015 season. Runner-up prizes will also be awarded. Photo entries may be submitted, online, now through November 1, 2014. Winning photos, as selected by a panel of judges comprising windjammer captains, will be announced in November, and the winner—who could be YOU—can begin to make plans for a great sailing vacation in 2015!

Fred LeBlanc, one of our judges, has worked as a professional commercial, corporate and editorial photographer for over thirty years. His award-winning photographs have been exhibited in museums, libraries, galleries and juried art shows. Fred is in charge of selecting the top three images in the category of… Fred’s Favorites.

Details are as follows:

What: 5th Annual Windjammer Photo Contest! Submit up to 5 shots.

Winning Photo: First-place winner will receive a free windjammer cruise during the 2015 season. Runner-up prizes will also be awarded.

When: The Contest runs from May 15, 2014 through November 1, 2014. Winners will be announced in November.
How: All entries must be submitted online. No more than 5 entries per person, please. A panel of judges comprising windjammer captains will select the winning photos during the month of November.
Fine Print: We reserve the right to use your entry in all print and electronic media, with proper credit.

So, make plans now to sail and shoot this season, or cull through shots you’ve taken on your last couple of trips; either way, we hope you’ll enter and we hope you’ll WIN!


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