Create Photo Contest

Grand Strand Magazine is seeking shots for our Images of the Grand Strand Contest.

Have you captured some stunning shots along the Grand Strand? Now is the chance to have your talent recognized! Grand Strand Magazine is hosting our 12th annual reader photo contest and will be taking submissions through February 1.

The contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers and our favorite shots will be features in the April-May issue of the magazine. Be creative! We love to see both the traditional views and surprising shots, from the coast to the inland, that our area has to offer! Once the submission period closes, voting for favorite images will begin the following week and one photo will be the Readers’ Choice winner.

Photos from Horry, Georgetown or Brunswick counties are welcome. 

Deadline for submission is February 1

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  • This contest is for amateur and professional photographers. You may submit up to five photographs. Submissions will be judged by a panel of publishing and photography experts, and the finalists will be featured in the April-May 2023 issue of Grand Strand Magazine. Additionally, Grand Strand Magazine will host an online Readers' Choice Award. All submissions will appear on The top vote getters will advance to a second round of voting and the top vote getter will appear in the April-May 2023 issue.
  • All submitted photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this contest. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, in JPEG or .jpg format, and at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). The photographers of the images selected will be asked to provide the RAW or original camera file (minimum 3,000 pixels wide).
  • Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the contest administrators. Entrants grant to Grand Strand Magazine the right to use and publish their name and photograph online and in print. The contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright of Grand Strand Magazine. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

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