Video & Photo Contest 

We are looking for wonderful videos & images of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) specifically: originality, creative use of subject matter. Enter your photos and videos for the chance to win cash money! The winner of the video contest will receive $200 and the winner of the photo contest will receive $100!

The criterion for this year’s contest.

  • Videos or images showing off the mission of the Schooner Race
  • Videos must be 1-4 minutes in length
  • Photos must show two or more boats
  • Showing off the beauty of the Schooner Race
  • The day-to-day life and times during the Schooner Race
  • Images and video footage must be from 2019
  • Contestants may submit one video and up to 5 photos
  • Include your name in the file names of your submissions

So, we hope you snapped away on your race down the bay and during our events. We’d love your help. We need your help.

The deadline for 2019 submissions is November 29.  We will announce the contest results on December 20.

Submitted photos will be posted to the 2019 Contest page every few days through the end of the submission period.

Photo Contest Terms & Conditions

Upon submission of this form, the GCBSR retains all publication rights for all submitted photographs. No payment for use of winning photographs will be made in addition to the stated prize. GCBSR Board Members and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. For more details, see our Photo Contest Entry Rules above. By submitting my entry, I confirm that I took the photograph, that I am the sole owner of the photograph, that I received verbal consent from all individuals depicted in the photograph prior to my taking the photograph (or received no objection from the individual(s), who was clearly aware that I was taking the photograph), that I have no reason to believe that the individual(s) would have any objection to my submission of the photograph into this photo contest nor to GCBSR’s use of it as stated in the “Entry Rules.”


Judges for the 2019 video & photo contest

Meet our 2019 GCBSR contest judges!

Richard Sherman

As a professional photographer, Richard Sherman captures the peace and tranquility in his imagery through clean, uncluttered composition. His work is primarily focused on nature and nautical images that range from serene landscapes and seascapes to dramatic sailing images and beautiful color abstracts. Working in both color and black and white, he makes attentive use of space and natural light and considers himself a “geometric” photographer.

Sarah Hood Salomon

Sarah Hood Salomon is a fine art photographer whose work explores the emotional aspects of the world around her. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. She is a photography judge, curator, educator, and author. Sarah is represented by the Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, MD and Multiple Exposures Gallery in Alexandria, VA.

Doug Coulson

Doug Coulson, Photographer B.A.: Dartmouth, Religion and Philosophy M.S. and Ph.D.: University of Massachusetts, Psychology and Statistics With a good eye and technical skill. Doug works quickly, unobtrusively and with friendly intent to get relaxed portraits, group shots and candids. As an accomplished nature photographer, he brings insight and vision to the world around us; sometimes with surprising results. His byline is "I get shots that last!"