SHEA Photo & Coloring Contests

Welcome to SHEA’s 2023 “National Estuaries Week” Events

National Estuaries Week is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and their many benefits to local communities. In celebration of National Estuaries Week, SHEA hosts an annual photo and kid’s coloring contest.

We invite you to participate, and we look forward to seeing your creations!

2023 Photo Contest

Have you taken some great shots of the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary? Send them in and maybe win an award!


Must be photos from the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary.  Up to 5 submissions per person


Landscape, Sunrise/Sunset, Wildlife, and Weather


September 29, 2023 at 5:00pm EDT 

See Photo Contest Rules for official rules and submission guidelines


The top 2 photos in each category will win cash awards

2023 Coloring Contest

Show us your creative side


Entrants must be at least 3 years old and no older than 10 years old as of September 1, 2023


One submission per child will be accepted. Entries must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023 to the designated drop-off locations at the Seabrook, Hampton, or Hampton Falls libraries. Each submission must include the contact information in the entry form below. Submissions become the property of SHEA, and we reserve the right to identify the artists by first initial, last name, and age.


First Place and Honorable Mention entries will be selected per Age Division (Division 1 – ages 3 to 5 & Division 2 – ages 6 to 10) in each town.   Winning entries will be displayed in a slideshow on SHEA’s webpage, and each winner will receive a 4-pack of Seacoast Science Center passes by mail.

2022 Winner Preview

Past Photo Contest Winners

2021 Winners

2020 Winners

2019 Winners

2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2016 Winners

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