Calling all photographers! Capture the beauty of Essex County photo contest…Essex National Heritage đź“·

Rules for the 2018 annual photography contest from Essex National Heritage

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Photographers get snapping!

All photographers are invited to submit images to the 2018 Photo Contest. This contest captures the spirit of the Essex National Heritage Area & images that speak to the role of Essex Heritage in preserving the historic, cultural, and natural treasures of Essex County.  All submissions are due by December 15, 2018. Any photograph captured between January 1, 2018 and December 15, 2018, and assigned to one of three contest categories is eligible to win: People of Essex County; Off the Beaten Path; A closer Look

We’re looking for Instagram-worthy pics you have snapped that showcase the beauty and uniqueness of Essex County. The rules are simple: at any point during our Photo Contest period (January 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018) you can tag your best Essex County photos with #EssexHeritagePhotoContest to enter; if your account is private, be sure to direct message us the pic so we can see it. After the cut-off date, Essex National Heritage will compile what we have and our staff will pick the top 9. Then our Instagram community will vote on the best one! Questions? DM us @EssexHeritage

Categories for Essex National Heritage annual photo contest

Cape Ann SUPahBowl! Aug 12 plus Local Art Show Aug 22 at Beauport Hotel Gloucester

Two great upcoming events to attend or be part of! Beauport Hotel will also be announcing the winners to their customer photo contest (deadline was yesterday) celebrating 10,000 likes on Facebook, an accomplishment reached in their first year!



Read more about the CAPE ANN SUP Cape Ann SUPahBowl! August 12 special endurance sport event!


Cape Ann SUPahBowl

Call to Local artists: The deadline to apply for the Beauport Art Show is August 15th

Beauport Hotel 

ARTISTS: If you’re an artist from the Cape Ann looking to sell your paintings, this is a great opportunity to showcase your work! Interested? Pre-register by the end of day on August 15 by calling the Beauport Boutique at 978.282.0008 ext. 4. Up to five paintings may be submitted, and artists must bring their own easels.

This is a great opportunity to mingle, browse, and directly support your local artists. We look forward to hosting what we hope will become a regular event!

art show






The iconic Man at the Wheel will grace the cover of the 2011 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide.
Send in your best photograph of the Gloucester Fisherman Memorial Statue and your photo could be on the cover of 100,000+ Visitor Guides that will reach both potential visitors and those who grab them while they’re visiting -  with full credit to you, of course!

Summer or winter, spring or fall, night or day, by boat or land- send them all!
Send questions, images and contact info to Linda,  Must be received by February 1, 2011 to be considered. 

But do it now while you’re thinking about it!
Local tourism professionals, business owners, front line workers, volunteers, interested citizens: Meet Up for a casual tourism conversation and share your ideas about programs, promotions, and ideas that will promote Gloucester as an excellent destination all year long. We want to hear from you! 
8:30AM at The Harborview Inn, 71 Western Avenue in Gloucester; coffee and pastries served. 
RSVP; space is limited.

Who’s got “First Flower”?

On December 6 Sharon posted a frozen chrysanthemum as last flower. What I want to see is first flower. It might reach 50 degrees tomorrow and right through the weekend. So can we make a contest for who can get a first flower posted? Crocus, Pussy Willow, even just the buds on a Weeping Willow will do it for me. Extra points if there is a boat in the background.

If there is a Crocus flowering in your yard Miss Etiquette says it is OK to drink Gin and Tonics in the backyard. Find that crocus.



This is it – the vegan safehouse!

    By: Island Annie on November 8, 2009
    at 9:35 pm

    Mom and I had a big time reading all of the captions and had a hard time choosing the winner!  Congratulations Island Annie.  You can respond to this post or send me an email at to arrange to get your cookies!

    Leah Conrad Winner of GMG Photo Contest

    Leah Conrad

    200 + votes cast the winner of the GMG Photo Contest is Leah Conrad.

    Congratulations Leah, and thanks Mike for running the contest.

    Leah, you can come down to Captain Joe’s to pick up your prize pack and let us know if you have your photos hosted online somewhere so we can link to them and show the world more of your fantastic work.  Congrats!

    Did You Send In Your Schooner Festival Picture?

    Make sure you get your entry in by September 10th.  I have put together an incredible prize pack.  Much thanks to Mike Lindberg who conceived and produced the Schooner Festival Photo contest.

    Email your photo here- EMAIL PHOTO HERE!!!!!

    Submitted photos will be placed into an online poll on these pages.

    What are you waiting for?  Start Uploading!

    New Where Zat Game From Sharon Lowe (With a Prize)

    This just in from Sharon Lowe-

    “Here’s Where Zat? #2. Same great “Get me over the bridge… I’m GLOSTA-phobic !” t-shirt for the first person to identify the photo’s whereabouts!  This game will close Friday, December 5. Good luck! “


    To see more of Sharon’s work click this text.