In celebration of national Get Into Your Sanctuary activities in the U.S., NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries holds a photo contest annually from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
The 2021 Get Into Your Sanctuary photo contest runs from May 29 to September 6, 2021. Submissions will be accepted in the following categories:
- Sanctuary Views: Share your photos of beautiful sunsets or scenic shots of your favorite national marine sanctuary.
- Sanctuary Life: Send your best photos of sanctuary inhabitants like fish, birds, marine mammals and other amazing ocean creatures.
- Sanctuary Recreation: Enter your best images of people responsibly enjoying national marine sanctuaries, whether they’re boating, kayaking, diving, swimming, conducting research or just hanging out on the beach. Photos should be taken following CDC and local guidance.
- Sanctuaries at Home: Show how you’re connecting to your National Marine Sanctuary System from home. Submissions to this category can include photos of stewardship activities from your home or neighborhood, or sanctuary-related artwork (paintings, drawings, etc.).