Call for Submissions of Marine Photographs for Images of Monterey Bay: A Marine Photography Fundraiser Benefiting Whalefest Monterey and Museum of Monterey

Call for Submissions of Marine Photographs for “Images of Monterey Bay: A Marine Photography Fundraiser Benefiting Whalefest Monterey and Museum of Monterey”

Attention local amateur and professional photographers in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties!  Grab your cameras and smart phones and head out to the Monterey Wharf and beautiful Monterey Bay on foot, kayak, boat, or paddleboard, etc. and take some photos of our abundant marine life – whether it’s a whale, otter, sea lion or other denizens of the sea.

The Monterey History and Art Association, Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center and Whalefest Monterey have issued a Call for Submissions of marine-themed photographs by local photographers from both Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for its upcoming “Images of Monterey Bay: A Marine Photography Fundraiser.”

Up to thirty photos will be selected and exhibited at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA, beginning Saturday, November 15, 2014 through Sunday January 25, 2015 at Whalefest Monterey 2015 on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf (January 24-25, 2015). The photos will be subsequently donated to a drawing that benefits both the Museum and Whalefest Monterey.  For more information, go to the events page at or or call Pete Rerig at (831) 372-2608

About the “Images of the Monterey Bay” Submission Process

The subject matter of the photos should be marine life and activities photographed locally. The prints can be any size up to 16x20 inches, black and white or color, and should be mounted on a board so they can be displayed on an easel. On the back of the board should be the photographer’s name and a brief description of the subject matter, where and when taken, and any technical details of the shot.

Initial submissions of up to three photos should be made in digital form to Pete Rerig at [email protected] . The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014. Accepted mounted prints need to be delivered to the Museum of Monterey by November 7, 2014. The quality of the prints needs to match that of the electronic entry, especially with regards to resolution. Whalefest Monterey 2015 reserves the right to reject the prints if they don’t meet quality standards.

Up to 30 photos total will be selected by the Museum of Monterey’s curators. They will be displayed on easels throughout the Museum beginning Saturday, November 15, 2014 until the last day of Whalefest on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Many of Whalefest’s lectures, presentations and documentary screenings will take place at the Museum on January 24 and 25. Intellectual property rights remain with the photographer.

While the photos are on exhibit, patrons who visit the Museum of Monterey may purchase tickets for a drawing to win one or more photos of their choice by placing tickets into individual receptacles for each photo. A drawing from each receptacle will be held to determine the winner of that particular photo on January 25, 2015. Winners do not need be present to win. Winners may pick up the prints at the Museum, or have them sent to them, and then shipping and handling charges will apply.

For more information, email [email protected].