Nature of Long Beach Photo Contest is open for entries

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Summer is here and the weather is gorgeous and Long Beach is full of photo contests! So grab a camera and head out to capture the local flora, fauna and other natural wonders of the city. Partners of Parks announces the first ever Nature of Long Beach! photo contest and exhibit. This is a nature-themed contest highlighting the City of Long Beach parks, beaches, the nature center, and green spaces.

The photo competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers, young and old alike. Deadline for entries is Monday, August 31, 2009. Cash prizes will be. awarded, and winning entries will be exhibited at various locations throughout Long Beach.

Nature of Long Beach: Rules and Prizes

This contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers of any age, divided into two age brackets: 17 and under, and 18 and over. Photographers do not have to reside in Long Beach. Images may be either color or black & white and must be submitted in jpeg format. Multiple entries are permitted.  There is an Entry Fee of $5 for each image submitted for this contest.  Photos must be taken during 2009.

To be eligible for competition, entries must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, August 31, 2009.

How to Win the Nature of Long Beach Photo Contest

People’s Choice Competition – You, your friends, and your family can purchase one vote credit for every $1 donated to support Partners of Parks. Voters must purchase a minimum of 5 vote credits for a $5 donation. You can forward your photo page to your friends and family and ask them to donate to vote for your image. Voting for People’s Choice will take place through September 30, 2009.  You can vote for your favorite photos here.

Juried Competition – All entries will be evaluated by a panel of non-competing expert photographers and will be judged on subject matter, composition, lighting, photographic technique, and artistic merit. The decision of the judges will be final and winners will be announced approximately October 1, 2009.

Nature of Long Beach Photo Exhibition

Select images will be exhibited from November 2009 through March 2010. Exhibit locations are yet to be determined, but will be at several prominent locations throughout Long Beach. Select photos may also be printed in an upcoming Partners of Parks calendar. Partners of Parks reserves the right to reject any photo it deems inappropriate in any manner whatsoever.

To learn more about the Nature of Long Beach Photo Contest, log onto  To get started uploading your own photos and view recent submissions visit Nature of Long Beach Photo Contest.


One Response to “Nature of Long Beach Photo Contest is open for entries”
  1. Sue Ann Robinson says:

    Please let me know to whom I should address a question about installing the 17 and younger Nature of Long Beach photography at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Thank you.
    Sue Ann Robinson
    Director of Collections
    Long Beach Museum of Art