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Enter the 2020 King Tides Photo Contest Oct. 14th-21st

King Tide Photo

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program needs help photographing king tides in your area Oct 14th - 21st!

From October 14th - 21st, many coastal areas around the U.S. will experience king tides, or extreme high and low tides. If you will be in Sarasota or Manatee counties, snap some photos for a chance to be featured on the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program's website and win prizes.

What are King Tides?

King Tides refer to the extreme high tides that occur when the moon is aligned with the earth and sun, and when it closest to the earth in its orbit. View past king tides.

Why Do We Document King Tides?

King Tides give us a preview of how and where higher seas will affect local landscapes, which is important for anticipating and addressing “hot spots” for flooding and salt water inundation. In addition, documenting these effects helps ground-truth local sea level rise models and predictions.

How To Enter:

Submit your best high and low tide photos for a chance to win a $50 first place prize or $25 second place prize. Since the peak high tide falls at night, prizes will go to the best photos in both DAY and NIGHT categories.

More details are at the link below