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underwater photography exhibit on wall

Plenty of time left to enter our My Outer Banks Photo Contest

The scenic beauty of the Outer Banks has inspired many of the photography exhibits displayed over the years at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Now your photo could be among them.

The museum, located at 59200 Museum Drive in Hatteras, is hosting My Outer Banks, a juried photography exhibit. Images taken anywhere within the past five years within the region traditionally referred to as the Outer Banks — Carova, Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, and Ocracoke — are eligible for entry. A jury will select the top images to include in the My Outer Banks photo exhibit, which will be on display in the museum April 1, 2022 – March 25, 2023. During that time, visitors will vote on their favorite; and the photographer whose image is selected as “Best in Show” will receive $100.

Museum Educator Mary Ellen Riddle created the contest to showcase the region and the talent that lives and visits here. It’s also a way for the public to be a part of the museum experience, as an artist or as a member of the final jury.

“I think the exhibit will be particularly memorable for those whose work ends up being selected for display,” Riddle said. “Imagine having your photos in a museum.”

The contest is open to those ages 18 and up who also follow the museum’s Facebook page. There is no fee to enter, and submissions will be accepted through Sept. 15. To enter, submit up to three images along with the accompanying form online. The full rules are listed there as well.