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We want to see Maine through your lens!

Winners are eligible for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, including a spot on a Down East Adventures photo workshop, Down East subscriptions and swag, camera gear, and publication in the magazine. Submissions open through October 4, 2019.

$10 entry fee per photo. By participating you agree to the contest rules

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Contest judges include Down East staff photographer Benjamin Williamson and accomplished Maine photographers Peter Ralston, Cait Bourgault, and Séan Alonzo Harris. Judges will choose a grand prize winner and two runners-up in each of three categories: wildlife, landscape, and lifestyle. Prizes in each category include:

Grand Prize: Publication, a swag bag of Down East and photography goodies, and a $500 cash prize!

2nd place: Publication, a swag bag of Down East and photography goodies, and a $200 cash prize!

3rd place: Publication, a swag bag of Down East and photography goodies, and year-long subscription to Down East!

Plus, readers can vote below for their favorite photo! The Readers’ Choice photo with the most votes on October 4 will be published in the magazine, and the photographer will received a spot on a 2020 Down East Adventures photography workshop (a $500 value)!

Click Upload below to show us your work! Submit as many photos in as many categories as you like. The winners will be published in a winter issue of Down East, and past winners have graced the magazine’s cover. (We’ve even ended up buying and running photos we loved that the judges didn’t pick including on the on the cover!)

If you have problems uploading your photos, please email online@downeast.com.