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Photo Credit: First Place Winner Michael Brown (2015)

LMC’s Second Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest Opens Tomorrow

Piers. They’ve been around long enough to hold a reputation. For anglers, piers offer opportunity; a time to reflect or have fun while fishing. For pier-goers, they offer a time to make memories; for photographers, they hold an inspiring story.

Let’s face it, piers – like the Juno Beach Pier – are an icon in the community. Though it was built in 1946, a November storm destroyed the Juno Beach Pier in the 1980s. Thankfully, the new Juno Beach Pier was built in 1999 and has been welcoming locals and tourists ever since. Additionally, it’s part of Loggerhad Marinelife Center’s Responsible Pier Initiative, a program that works to educate anglers about responsible fishing practices and how to respond to an accidental sea turtle hooking. It’s also the subject of LMC’s Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest, which brings contestants of all ages from across Palm Beach County.

To continue celebrating the Juno Beach Pier, Loggerhead Marinelife Center will once again open up the Second Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest to people of all ages! If you think you have what it takes to capture this timeless coastal icon, LMC staff encourages you to participate. It’s your chance to help us tell the story of the Juno Beach Pier and win some great prizes!

Under the Juno Beach PierThe contest opens Aug. 6. Photos must showcase the iconic Juno Beach Pier in some way. All submissions will be uploaded to Facebook for an independent panel of judges to review and identify the winners. The most “liked” photo will be named the Facebook fan favorite. LMC will showcase and announce the grand prize winner and additional winners at Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall at noon on Aug. 20.

The grand prize winner of the photo contest will also have their photo featured as the Juno Beach Pier’s Facebook profile picture and win an LMC gift basket valued at $200 (including a personalized sea turtle adoption). Select photos will also appear on the official Juno Beach Pier Instagram.

Contestants may submit one high-resolution photo (iPhone pictures accepted) to Hannah Deadman, LMC Public Relations & Communications Coordinator, at hdeadman@marinelife.org by Aug. 14 to be considered in the contest!

What are you waiting for? Photograph away, and be a storyteller.