2016 Photo Contest
Nature's paradise. Active lifestyle. A friendly community. Beauty, water and a spectacular trail system. Palm Coast is that and so much more! It's a safe community with a hometown feeling that respects and protects the natural environment. To share that experience with visitors and newcomers, the City of Palm Coast will have a Find Your Florida photography contest February 01 through May 31, 2016. This year the contest will include two new categories - Best Bird photos and a Youth Category for students 5-17. Photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes.
Eligibility: The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, sex or nationality. Note: Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian. The contest is not open to employees of the City of Palm Coast or their immediate family.
Prizes: First, second and third place will be awarded, plus special awards for Best Bird photo and in a Youth Category. Gift certificates to local businesses will be awarded in the following amounts: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50; Best Bird, $40; and Youth winner, $40. 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. Winning photographers will be recognized at a meeting of the Palm Coast City Council.
What We're Looking For: Photographers may submit up to 20 entries. The theme of the contest is "Find Your Florida in Palm Coast." Winning photos will illustrate what makes Palm Coast special. Examples of what we're 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. How do you "Find Your Florida in Palm Coast?" We want to share what's special about Palm Coast with others!
You can view and download the complete guidelines below. Photos submitted must be taken within City limits. You can reference the City of Palm Coast Voting Districts Map here and here (pdf) for City limits.
Thanks for your interest in our 2016 photo contest. We stopped taking entries on May 31. Keep checking back to find out who our winners are!