Love Your Coast Photography2018-06-06T17:17:49+00:00



Clean Coast’s Annual Love Your Coast Photography Competition is Now Open for Entries.

Prize fund of €5,000 up for grabs across 5 Categories. Get your entries in by August 17th to be in with a chance of winning.

Ireland has some of the most spectacular and diverse coastline in the world. Now in its 9th year, Clean Coasts’ Love Your Coast Photography Competition is all about capturing the essence of the Irish coast – its extensive beauty and diverse character. Clean Coasts works with communities on the ground to help foster pride in our coastline and we look forward to seeing this reflected in your entries.  

With this in mind we ask entrants to be respectful of protected habitats in your search for the perfect snap. Please do not disturb any nesting or breeding grounds – A handy guide for nest photography can be found here and we ask all entrants to respect Clean Coasts’ own conservation and ethics principles. The image below should act as a rough guide as to the do’s and don’ts:

Before Submitting Make Sure to Do the Following:

  • Contact: Include full contact details (Your Name, Postal Address, Telephone No.)

  • Caption: Photograph title and caption describing when and where it was taken

  • Category: Include the correct category. E.g. People and the Coast, Coastal Heritage etc.

  • Conduct: Read in full and accept the Terms and Conditions for entry including the Code of Conduct for visitors to seabird breeding colonies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Send your entries via email to

The competition is open to amateur photographers only.

The Code of Conduct was developed by Birdwatch Ireland and the Irish Wildlife Trust as best practice for visiting seabird breeding colonies and must be adhered to.

Yes. There is a maximum of 5 entries allowed.

There are five categories this year:

  1. Coastal Heritage
  2. Coastal Landscape
  3. People and the Coast
  4. Wildlife and the Coast
  5. Underwater

All entries must be received by 5 pm on August 17th 2018.

No. There is no entry fee.

No there are no age restrictions for this photography competition

Yes, if it is suitable. E.g. A photograph of a person beside a castle could represent both coastal heritage and people and the coast.

Yes, as long as it has not won another competition.

photography ireland logo for love your coast

2017 Winners

Photographer of the Year – Gino Perfetti


Coastal Heritage – Top 10 Images

Coastal Landscape – Top 10 Images

People & The Coast – Top 10 Images

Underwater – Top 10 Images

Wildlife & The Coast – Top 10 Images