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Updated Contest for July 2015!

Think your boating photo deserve to be showcased to thousands of boaters like you?

Enter West Marine’s 4th annual boat photo contest and your photo may be featured in their calendar… and you’ll be rewarded with some extra spending money too!

Each year West Marine, one of the largest retailers for the boating and water sports industry, holds an annual calendar photo contest to collect boating lifestyle photos for a chance to win a $100 West Marine Gift Card and be featured in their annual West Advantage Rewards Member Calendar.

West Marine Photo Calendar Contest Details:

  • Contest starts July 1, 2015 and runs through July 31, 2015
  • PHOTO GUIDELINES
    a) Photos must contain your life on the water.
    b) Photos must be taken in an outdoor setting, the more scenic the better your chance of winning!
    c) If people are featured in your photo, make sure you have their permission
    d) Submissions are limited to three per person, so make ’em count!
    e) Photos must be a minimum of 300 DPI
    f) Photos must be a minimum of 3750 pixels long by 3750 pixels wide
    g) Photos must be sized at 12 x 12 inches.
  • Winners will receive a $100 West Marine Gift Card and placement in their 2016 West Advantage Rewards Member Calendar
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win
  • See official rules here


Tips to Increase Chances of Winning Photo Contest

West Marine is looking for high quality photos that are large enough to print in their calendar… so its likely that photos taken from your smartphone are not going to cut it. Check the quality to make sure it is good enough to submit to increase your chances of being selected to win!

Upload photos with 3MB max file size and a minimum 3750 x 3750 pixels resolution.

Also, if you have people in your photo, be sure to have their permission to submit it. In most cases you’ll probably have pictures of your family on board your boat so you’ll likely not have a problem with that.

To submit your photo, click here to Enter West Marine’s Photo Contest

You’ll be directed to an entry form that asks for your email address, name, address, phone number and basic boat information. You’ll also be asked some additional info like a brief bio of you, your boat or the photographer (this just means tell us about yourself or your boat). You’ll also need to share the location of the photo and date the photo was taken.

The more information and detail you provide will likely increase your chances of winning… good luck!

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Diane Seltzer

Founder & Editor at My Boat Life
Diane is the founder of MyBoatLife.com as well as the boating lifestyle site for kids BoaterKids.com. She is also active in the boating industry, serving as the marketing director for a marine sunshade product, SureShade, and founder of Marine Marketing Tools, a collaborative site for sharing marine marketing best practices. Diane is also the author of the children's book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.

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