Enter Your Maine Pics into Our 10th Annual Reader Photo Contest!

We want to see Maine through your lens!

Down East's 10th Annual Reader Photo Contest

Winners in three categories — Landscape, Lifestyle, and Wildlife — 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, and publication in the magazine.

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Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of Down East photo and design staff. The panel will select a winner and a runner-up in each category, contest sponsor the Natural Resources Council of Maine will select the winner of its Maine Outdoors Prize, and readers will vote online to pick a Readers’ Choice winner in each category as well! Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: Publication, a one-year subscription to Down East, a swag bag of Down East goodies, and a $500 cash prize!
  • Runner Up: Publication, a one-year subscription to Down East, a swag bag of Down East goodies, and a $200 cash prize!
  • Maine Outdoors Prize: Publication, a one-year subscription to Down East, and a swag bag of Down East goodies.
  • Readers’ Choice: Publication, a one-year subscription to Down East, a swag bag of Down East goodies. Plus, one overall Readers’ Choice winner will receive a free 2025 Down East Adventures photo workshop!

Submissions are open through August 18. You may submit as many photos in as many categories as you like (simply repeat the submission/payment form after each submission). The entry fee is $10 per photo. Photographers retain the rights to their work. By entering a Down East photo contest you confirm acceptance of the guidelines found here. Voting will begin in August and run separately from the entry period. Winners will be notified in September 2024, and their work will be published in the December 2024 issue of Down East.

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