Annual Photo Contest

2022 Winners

In 1979, Brian Shortsleeve founded Cape Cod Life with two specific goals. First, to share his love for the Cape & Islands, and second, to do so through beautiful photography.

Our Annual Photography Contest pays homage to Brian’s original mission by sharing the hard work of local photographers, honoring the early morning hours they spend out in the marshes of Sandwich or along the dunes of Truro trying to immortalize one perfect, Cape Cod moment.

Enter Our 2023 Annual Photo Contest!

Enter now for a chance to have your image on the cover of Cape Cod LIFE June 2023.

2022 Grand Prize

By Matt Walas: Maraspin Creek, Barnstable

2022 Seascapes

1st Place - By George Vosgerichian - Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham


2nd Place - By Barbara Hall - East Sandwich Beach, Sandwich


3rd Place - By Betsey Strum - Hemenway Landing, Eastham


Honorable Mention - By Brenda Rahmann - West Dennis Beach, Dennis


2022 Kids & Pets

1st Place - By Bridgett Abbascia - Nantucket


2nd Place - By Lawrel Strauch Spera - Chapin Beach, Dennis


3rd Place - By Rebecca Strohm - Yarmouth


Honorable Mention - By Carlisle Stockton - Provincetown Bay, Provincetown


2022 Cape Characters

1st Place - By Larry Glick - Martha's Vineyard


2nd Place - By J. Reed Gidez - Snow Shore Landing, Orleans


3rd Place - By Deb Cubillos - Chatham Fish Peir, Chatham


Honorable Mention - By Luke Madden - Martha's Vineyard


2022 Recognizable Places

1st Place - By Michelle LeBlanc - Sandwich Boardwalk, Sandwich


2nd Place - By Mary Beth Sandman - Brant Point Light, Nantucket


3rd Place - By Raymond Avitable - Sandwich Boardwalk, Sandwich


Honorable Mention - By Lee Glickenhaus - Days Cottages, Truro


2022 Photographers' Choice

1st Place - By Michael Mondville - Sandwich Boardwalk, Sandwich


2nd Place - By Stuart Cooperrider - Coast Guard Station, Eastham


3rd Place - Larry Richardson - Corporation Beach, Dennis


Honorable Mention - By Catherine Malcynsky - Mayo Beach, Wellfleet


2022 Readers' Choice Photo

By Lynn Barnett: Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable

This year we decided to unveil an additional category to our Annual Photo Contest: Readers' Choice Photo. That's right–we decided it was time to give our readers a chance to voice their opinion.

Check back next year to cast your vote at

2023 Photo Contest image

Annual Photo Contest

Rules & Regulations


Enter in one or more of these categories:

    • Cape Characters (Adults)
    • Cape Characters (Kids + Pets)
    • Seascapes
    • Photographers' Choice
    • Recognizable Places (Landmarks, Villages, etc)


Digital Submission. Please send largest size possible! When sending from a phone please choose “Largest Size” or “Actual Size” when sending. Preferred size is at least 300 dpi. Use the digital submission form below.


Now accepting entries for the 2023 Annual Photography Contest. All entries must be received by February 28th, 2023 at 11:45 PM.

Winners will be announced in the June 2023 issue of Cape Cod LIFE.


The Grand Prize winner will be featured on the cover of the June 2023 issue of Cape Cod LIFE, and will win a $300 gift certificate to Orleans Camera. In each of the five categories, four cash prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st Place - $100
  • 2nd Place - $75
  • 3rd Place - $50
  • Honorable Mention - $25
  • Readers' Choice Photo Award - One year free subscription to Cape Cod LIFE

The winner's photos will be included in the June 2023 "Best of" issue of Cape Cod LIFE.

Digital Entry Form

  • Please enter your name as you would like to be credited.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, jpeg, Max. file size: 4 MB.
  • Upon submission of this form, Cape Cod Life Publications retains publication rights for all submitted photographs. Some photographs may be used in issues other than the "Best of Cape Cod & the Islands®" June issue, on Cape Cod LIFE's website or social media and/or in other Cape Cod Life publications or products. Cape Cod Life Publications employees and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Cape Cod Life will give appropriate photo credit to the best of our ability. When you submit this form, you agree to be added to Cape Cod Life's email newsletter list.
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