Photographers are encouraged to submit images in any of the following categories.  Images that show unique perspectives and locations or fall into underrespresented categories are more likely to be featured in the gallery display.  Judges have the right to move an image from one category to another.

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  • Boston Harbor

 Show us your shots from all over the harbor, whether it be on a boat or from the Harborwalk.

2013 Submission by Joy Elliot

  • People in the Park

We want to see your best shots of people enjoying the park – swimming, hiking, camping, playing, picnicing and just being. Note: by submitting your image to this contest, you confirm that you have sought all necessary permissions and releases from individuals in the photograph, and have the right to use their image.

2016 Submission by Bruce S. Allen

  • Wildlife

Got photos of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, arachnids, insects, and beyond? This is the category for you. Boston Harbor Islands is home to millions of live things, we want to see them in their home.

2016 Submission by Winnie

  • Landscapes

Show us how varied the Boston Harbor landscape can be, from rolling hills to sandy beaches to dense forests (and everything in between). We’re also looking for shots of non-invasive flowers, plants, and fungi found in the Park.

2016 Submission by Saul Blumenthal

  • Sunrise/Sunset

Everyone loves a sunrise and sunset on the Harbor. Dawn and dusk can be one of the most beautiful times of the day on the Harbor. Show us how you can uniquely capture this time of day.

2016 Submission by Dave Sheehy

  • Lighthouse

Boston Harbor is home to three unique and historic lighthouses: Boston Light, Graves Light, and Long Island Head Light. Show us your favorite lighthouse image!

2016 Submission by Sherry Carney