2021 Photo Contest

Cape May Magazine is searching for our Spring 2021 cover photograph. We are looking for compelling photos that show your vision of Cape May. This contest is open to photographers of all experience levels.

Submissions are now closed. Please look for the winners in our Spring 2021 issue!

2021 Prizes

  • The first-place winner will receive $350 and their photograph will appear on our Spring 2021 cover.
  • Second place receives $250 and their photograph printed inside the magazine
  • Third place receives $100 and their photograph printed inside the magazine


  • Entries must be received between December 2, 2020 and February 19, 2021.
  • This contest is open to photographers 14 years old and older. If you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter.
  • This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada, except employees and immediate family of Cape Publishing (sorry! we have to be fair).
  • Previous winners must wait one year before re-entering (eg. If you won a prize in 2020, you are ineligible to enter in 2021 but may enter the 2022 contest).
  • The judges’ decision is final. Winners will be notified by email and the winning photographs will be published in Cape May Magazine’s Spring 2021 issue. All entrants are deemed to have accepted and are bound by the competition rules. See capemaymag.com/privacy for details of our privacy policy.

Photo Requirements

  • You may submit a maximum of one (1) photograph. Subsequent entries will be rejected.
  • You must own the full rights to the photograph you submit. Images will remain the copyright of the photographer. By entering this contest, you grant Cape Publishing non-exclusive, unlimited license to reproduce your submitted images in print and/or digital format in connection with Cape May Magazine and CapeMay.com.
  • Photographs must be appropriate for the Spring 2021 cover of Cape May Magazine in both quality and subject (see our past winners; it’s a good idea if your entry doesn’t look too much like one we’ve run recently). The winning image must be able to fill the cover and it must be taken in Cape May or the immediate surrounding area. Vertical shots are preferred. Square and panoramic images are not recommended.
  • The photograph you submit should not have been published in any other commercial media. It’s okay if you’ve posted it to your own social media accounts.
  • Only photographs taken with a digital camera will be accepted. We will not accept scanned or physical photographs.
  • Entries must be submitted through the provided form to be accepted. We will not accept photographs sent to us through email or social media.
  • Photos must be free of watermarks, text, and stickers. While photographs may be edited, they should represent an authentic look at Cape May. (e.g. Please don’t turn up the saturation so we look like we’re in the Caribbean)