Voting is now open for the Celebrate the Shore photo contest!
Over the past month, to honor the 100th anniversary of the Open Beaches Act, we asked people to send in their family photos of recreation on the shore. They responded! We received more than 600 entries. Together, they are a real testament to the significance of the Oregon coast to people’s lives over multiple generations. We appreciate everyone who shared their memories, both old and new, with us.
Now, in the spirit of Oswald West’s bill, which declared that the shore of the Pacific Ocean should “forever remain open to the public,” we’re letting the public decide who the winner will be. The photo of people recreating on the ocean shore that receives the most votes by 11:59 p.m. on August 15th will earn its photographer two nights’ stay in a yurt good at 18 Oregon state parks (14 of which are on the coast!). The top three runner-ups or scenic photos will be given Honorable Mentions. All four photos will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair.
Click here to view the submissions and weigh in. Each person can vote once per photo per IP address per day, so be sure to come back regularly over the next two weeks to support your favorites. Images will be displayed in a random order each time to promote fairness. We hope you enjoy seeing all of the different experiences people have had at the Oregon coast!