Annual Photo Contest

Morning Coffee, Flying Pond by Karen Kurkjian – 2020 1st place winner, Spectacular Scenes

Do you take a lot of photos on the lakes, ponds, and streams that make up the 30 Mile River Watershed?

Each year, 30 Mile hosts a photo contest, welcoming photos from across the Watershed. Entrants can submit photos fitting three categories: Lovable Loons, Spectacular Scenes, and Watershed Wildlife (includes fish too, but not loons).

The 2024 photo contest is now open! Share your favorite photos with us by September 2, 2024! Enter our summer photo contest today:

Questions? Please reach out to Kim at

Contest Details

The 30 Mile staff and board will vote for winning photos in each category.

  • Lovable Loons
  • Spectacular Scenes
  • Watershed Wildlife (includes fish too, but not loons)

New Prizes!

  • Winners choose from an assortment of new 30 Mile swag (featuring your photo if you like!).
  • Entries may be featured in our annual watershed calendar.

Pocasset Eagle by Michael O’Malley – 2020 submission, Watershed Wildlife

Into the Mist by Sean O’Malley – 2020 submission, Spectacular Scenes

Contest Rules

  • You may submit up to 5 photos.
  • Please only submit images taken in the 30 Mile River Watershed
  • The entrant must hold all rights for the image(s) submitted (please do not submit images on behalf of someone else).
  • Any images with recognizable people should have permission from each individual pictured to enter the image.

Photo Usage

By submitting a photo, entrants give 30 Mile River Watershed Association permission to use the photo at its discretion for any purpose, including promotion, public education, commercial, charitable, fundraising and/or other activities of the organization. The photographer will retain the copyright to the image and will be given credit if their photo is used.

2023 Photo Contest Winners

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