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Local Coastal Plan Photo Contest

Permit Sonoma recently held a photo contest to highlight the beautiful Sonoma Coast in preparation for publication of the updated draft Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan.

Photo Contest Details

Contest Winners

People’s Choice Award Winner – Steve Pearce

“This photo is of a female bald eagle and was taken at driftwood beach in Jenner, CA on April 13th 2019. The Jenner bald eagles often spend their mornings at Goat Rock beach searching for something to eat.”

Non-Professional Category Winner – Paula Park

“This photo was taken at Pinnacle Gulch Beach at Bodega Bay on August 7, 2017. It was an incredibly “birdy” day, they were on a feeding frenzy. I don’t know much about seabirds, but there had to be large schools of fish passing through. The shoreline was covered with gulls. I was alone, and honestly got a bit of the creeps. Flashbacks of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” was making me nervous. My favorite birds by far, were the Pelicans.”

Professional Category Winner – Mark Zukowski

“I took this photograph on February 1, 2014 as the sun was setting on the small beach at Bodega Head in Sonoma County. The tide was low, revealing abundant vegetation, including seaweed, sea grass, and kelp. Mussels are clinging to the rocks in the background.”

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors and Contributors!

  • Shutterbug
  • Sonoma County Regional Parks
  • Sonoma County Tourism

Prizes

People’s Choice Winner

  1. A 12 inch x 18 inch metal print of your photo
  2. Recognition on social media and the website
  3. A Sonoma County Regional Parks Pass
  4. Swag gift bag from Sonoma County Tourism

Non-professional Category Winner

  1. A $50 gift card to Shutterbug
  2. A 12 inch x18 inch metal print of your photo
  3. Recognition on social media and the website
  4. A Sonoma County Regional Parks Pass
  5. Swag gift bag from Sonoma County Tourism

Professional Category Winner

  1. A $50 gift card to Shutterbug
  2. A 12 inch x 18 inch metal print of photo
  3. Recognition on social media and the website
  4. A Sonoma County Regional Parks Pass
  5. Swag gift bag from Sonoma County Tourism

Thank You to Our Panel of Judges

  • Cea Higgins, Executive Director of Coastwalk/California Coastal Trail Association
  • Dennis Kohn, Professional Photographer
  • Lynda Hopkins, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
  • Sarah Heyne, Sonoma Coast Chapter Surfrider Foundation

If you have any further questions please contact Domenica at PermitSonoma-Communications@Sonoma-County.org