Wicklow well represented in this year’s ‘Love Your Coast’ Photography Competition

Clean Coasts were thrilled to announce the winners of the 13th edition of their Love Your Coast photography competition during an in-person award ceremony in the Smock Alley Theatre, in Dublin on Thursday the 3rd of November. 

This is the groups 13th year of Clean Coasts’ annual Love Your Coast photography competition where amateur photographers were invited to capture the uniqueness of our coastal communities, environments, or waterways and enter their best shots over the past couple of months.

County Wicklow Wicklow was well represented with entrants, winners and shortlisted photos.

It was a first and second placing for Wicklow in the Wildlife and Underwater category.

Aoife Hester took first place in the Wildlife and Underwater category with her entry Compass Jelly, taken at Sandycove, Co. Dublin.

Aoife was also shortlisted with her picture of Bray beach take during the Air show in the People & The Coast category.

Chris Howes took 2nd place in the Wildlife and Underwater category with his entry “Seals have fun too”, taken at Brides Head in Wicklow Town.

Philip Reilly from the Carlow Photography Club, was shortlisted with a picture taken at Wicklow Head Lighthouse at Sunrise.

To see all the winners and shortlisted pictures visit the Irish Examiner Gallery here

Love Your Coast 2022 Exposure Blog Gallery

This year to honour all of the amazing #LoveYourCoast 2022 finalist, Clean Coast created a dedicated Exposure blog page filled with all 50 images that were shortlisted.

There you will be able to find each photo, the name of the photographer, where the photo was taken and a few words from each of the finalists about their pictures and what compelled them to take the shot and enter our competition. 

Click the button below to check out what everyone had to say


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