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Welcome to the 23rd Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, presented by the California Coastal Commission and Thank You Ocean. Contest prizes generously donated by – Dashe Cellars, Central Coast Outdoors, Discovery Whale Watch, Condor Express, Malibu Wine Hikes, Blue Water Kayaking, Bernardus Vineyards and Winery, Captain Jacks, Princess Monterey Whale Watching, San Dog Kayak Adventures, Newport Landing Whale Watching, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, The Duckhorn Portfolio, Adventures By The Sea, San Diego Whale Watch, Simply Straws.

You will be able to submit photos to the contest on this website, beginning August 1st

  • Contest Opens: August 1st
  • Submission Deadline: September 19th (5pm)
  • Deadline to Vote for Viewers Choice Award: October 2nd
  • Announcement of Winners: End of October

2022 Prize Packages:

  • San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay. Wine tasting at Dashe Cellars SF City View patio with two wine
    flights for up to 6 people; Two weekday tickets for a
    four hour take away tandem kayak rental in Tomales Bay
    , courtesy of Blue Water
    Kayaking; Four tickets for a Monterey whale watching cruise, courtesy of Princess Monterey Whale
    Watching.
  • Monterey and Morro Bay. A Bernardus Wine and Memories bottle delivered to you; Two tickets for a whale watching cruise in Monterey Bay, courtesy of Discovery Whale Watch; One all day bike or kayak rental in Monterey, courtesy of Adventures by the Sea; Two tickets for a Morro Bay kayak tour, courtesy of Central Coast Outdoors.
  • Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley. Two tickets for a Santa Barbara whale watch cruise, courtesy of Condor Express; Kayak experience and two tickets for a Waterfront Cruise aboard the Double Dolphin courtesy of Santa Barbara Sailing Center; Two elevated tasting experiences at each of the four family wineries, courtesy of The Duckhorn Portfolio; Two tickets for a Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour, courtesy of  Captain Jacks.
  • Malibu, Newport Beach and San Diego. Two tickets for a winery tour, courtesy of Malibu Wine Hikes; Two
    tickets for a whale watching cruise, courtesy of Newport Landing Whale Watching;
    Four passes for a whale watch trip with San Diego Whale Watch; Choose between a guided kayak
    fishing trip or scenic tour in San Diego, courtesy of San Dog Kayak Adventures and Charter Fishing
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Malibu Wine Hikes
Blue waters kayaking logo
Dashe Cellars logo
Captain Jack's logo
Bernardus logo
Newport Whale Watching logo
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