The A.S. Coastal Fund’s mission is to integrate UCSB students with the environment in order to protect our local coast through preservation, education, open access, research, and restoration. Plastic pollution has become one of the hottest coastal issues of our time, and we want to see how UCSB students relate to this issue. Join the Coastal Fund in our mission to integrate UCSB students with the environment by showing us how you SEA plastic. Not just sunsets, be creative!

Please submit one photo, as well as a brief 2 to 3 sentence summary of what you are trying to capture, to the Coastal Fund. The summary must include a description of the location your photograph was taken. E-mail all submissions by March 16th at midnight for a chance to win a collection of awesome ECO-prizes. The winning photo will be featured on Coastal Fund’s website, brochures and merchandise. Please e-mail your photo submissions to

The Coastal Fund board will judge the photos based on creativity and relevance to the theme. The finalists will be announced by April 2, 2012 and displayed in the UCEN.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please contact Erica Aguilera or Alyssa Hall at

Contest Rules

The theme of the competition is “How do you SEA plastic?” Photographs must include people in a local beach. Local beaches include: Ellwood Beach, Sands Beach, Devereux/West Campus, Isla Vista, Depressions, Campus Point, Poles, and Goleta Beach. Photos must also display a direct connection to the topic of marine plastic pollution.

One jpg entry per person (jpg may be a single photograph or a series of photographs saved as one jpg)

E-mail submission requirements: 1MB max; 72 dpi; RGB or grayscale; longest side of image dimensions must not exceed 1024 pixels; files must be saved as .jpg (lowercase jpg) at “high” or “maximum” quality.

If your photograph is selected as the winner, you will be required to submit a higher resolution file (300 dpi) which will be used to make a larger print for the exhibition and merchandise.

Entries must be submitted by Midnight on March 16th, 2012. There is no entry fee for this competition. The winning entrant will be notified by April 2nd, 2012.

Photographs submitted to the competition may be used by the Coastal Fund for educational and promotional purposes directly related to the activities of the Coastal Fund.

All exhibition prints become the property of the Coastal Fund.


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