In celebration of the third annual National Get Into Your Sanctuary Day, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting a photo contest.

Cover Photo by Tane Casserley/NOAA

Sanctuary Views Runner-up: Stacked river rock on Ruby Beach, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Credit: Selah Preskey Martin

Sanctuary Views runner-up: stacked river rock on Ruby Beach, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Credit: Selah Preskey Martin

In celebration of the third annual National Get Into Your Sanctuary Day, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting a photo contest. Each year, photographers from around our nation contribute stunning images that help tell the story about what they love about their sanctuary. This is your chance to have your contributions showcased as part of our award-winning Earth Is Blue campaign!

Our judges are looking for photos that illustrate the importance of protecting these special places and highlight the many ways people and communities experience national marine sanctuaries. The winning photos will be published in Earth Is Blue magazine and featured across our website and social media channels.

Submissions will be accepted from July 1 to August 31 in three categories: Sanctuary Views, Sanctuary Life, and Sanctuary Portraits.

Please find additional contest details at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/earthisblue/photo-contest-2017.html

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