DHEC Coastal Photography Contest Accepting Entries

Light over the Lowcountry Morris Island by Dennis Balkham 2018 Winner
Ghost Crab at Sunrise on IOP 2017 Winner
Orange Crush by Justin Morris 2016 Winner
Morning Ride by Benjamin Coy 2015 Winner
Garris Landing, Cape Romain NWR, Awendaw, SC by Ben Sumrell 2014 Winner
New Moon over Hobcaw Beach photo by Donald Withers 2013 Winner.

Photographers of all ages and degrees of expertise are invited to participate in the annual photography contest sponsored by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

We are looking for coastal South Carolina scenes including marshes, beaches, or wildlife. The winning photo will appear on DHEC's 2019 Tide Table Poster.

See the winning photo from last year’s Coastal Photography Contest here:


  • Pictures must be the original work of the photographer
  • Horizontal orientation is required
  • Digital photos are accepted with a limit of five pictures per contestant
  • Digital photos should not exceed a total combined file size of 25 megabytes
  • All entries must be submitted between August 1 and September 1, 2018

To Enter:

For questions about the contest, contact Liz Hartje, Coastal Projects Manager, at hartjeen@dhec.sc.gov or 843-953-9237.


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