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The 2022
Cape Fear Living
Photographer of the Year
Competition

CAPTURE COASTAL CAPE FEAR

We are looking for the best photographs and photographers that capture our beautiful Coastal Cape Fear Region. From Topsail Beach to Bald Head Island.

Open to professional and amateur, old and young. The awards celebrate the very best in Cape Fear Living.

Rise to the challenge and become the 2022 Cape Fear Living Photographer of the Year.

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How to Enter

Entering is easy:

1. Complete the registration form.

2. Pay the $20 entry fee.

3. Upload your photos.

 

If you experience any difficulties uploading or entering your images, please contact editor@capefearliving.com for assistance.

Fees

The non-refundable submission fee is $20 for up to 3 digital images. There is no limit to the number of images you may enter,

but you cannot change or remove images once they're submitted.

Who Can Enter?

Cape Fear Living Photographer of the Year is open to professional and amateur photographers anywhere. The photographs entered must depict the Coastal Cape Fear Region and showcase, "Capturing Coastal Carolina Charm."

Categories

There are 4 categories:

 

Landscape: From sunrise to sunset, enter your spectacular captures of beaches, forests, birdlife, wildlife, and cityscapes. 

Portrait: Showcase the faces of our region. It may be a spontaneous moment or a more traditional formal portrait.

Food & Drink: The Cape Fear region has some of the most exciting eateries, mixologists, and ingredients, show off your skills.

Weddings: As one of the Top wedding destinations, we want to see your most beautiful and captivating photographs. Win the prestigious title of Cape Fear Wedding Photographer of 2022.

What is the deadline for the contest?

The competition closes on 17 July 2022 at midnight.

How are winners chosen?

Winning photographs will be selected by guest judge, renowned Photographer Matt Ray, Editor in Chief & Photographer
Colleen Thompson, and a panel of our sponsors.

An overall winning photographer will be chosen and crowned: The 2022 Cape Fear Living Photographer of the Year.

An Honorable Mention will be awarded the runner up.

Winners will also be chosen in each category.

Honorable Mentions will be awarded to 2 photographs/photographers in each category.

40 Photographs will be selected in total and digitally exhibited on the Capefearliving.com gallery.

Prizes

 

The 2022 Cape Fear Living Photographer of the Year will receive the following:

  • The title: "2022 Cape Fear Living Photographer of the Year." 

  • $500 in cash.

  • The winning photographer will headline our homepage in the month of August 2022.

  • A feature story and interview with the winning photographer for Cape Fear Living.

  • A Press Release announcing the winning photographer and showcasing the winning photograph.

The 2022 Cape Fear Living Wedding Photographer of the Year will receive the following:

  • The title: "2022 Cape Fear Living Wedding Photographer of the Year."

  • A feature story and interview with the winning photographer for Cape Fear Living.

  • A Press Release announcing the winning photographer and showcasing the winning photograph.

All Winning Photographs & Honorable Mentions will receive a professionally printed large format 16 x 20 print, matted & framed courtesy of Mpix.

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