Palm Coast - In a photograph, show what makes Palm Coast special!

The City of Palm Coast will hold the Find Your Florida 2018 Photography Contest now through May 31. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes.

The theme of the contest is "Find Your Florida in Palm Coast." Winning photos will illustrate what makes Palm Coast special. Examples of what the City is looking for include: family fun at our festivals, sports activities, cultural clubs and organizations, and on our parks and trails; active lifestyle such as walking/running/bicycling, sports, swimming, fishing and boating; and nature such as beautiful landscapes, birds and other wildlife, and waterways. The City wants to share what's special about Palm Coast!

First, second and third place will be awarded, plus special awards for a new people-focused category, "Palm Coasters" and for the Best Photo taken by a youth age 17 and younger.

For the first time, a concurrent photo contest on Instagram will be held, and prizes will be awarded for the best Instagram photos, too. To enter via Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag "PCpics2018" and include the photo location (where in Palm Coast?) in the caption.

Gift certificates to local businesses will be awarded in the following amounts: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50; Instagram winner, $100; "Palm Coasters" winner, $50; and Youth winner, $50. Gift certificates will be offered to a variety of businesses, and winners will be able to select from the list. In addition, honorable mentions will be awarded as determined by the judges. Winning photographs will be displayed on the City's website, and winning photographers will be recognized at a meeting of the Palm Coast City Council.

Photographers may submit up to 20 entries. It is free to enter. Entries must be submitted no later than midnight May 31, 2018.

Photographs submitted for the contest must be taken in the City of Palm Coast. The photographs will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes such as publications, videos and websites, and at City facilities, to promote the City of Palm Coast. All submissions will become the property of the City of Palm Coast.

For complete guidelines and an online entry form, visit

For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Palm Coast communications & marketing manager, at 386-986-3708 or