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2021 KING TIDE PHOTO CONTEST

Citizen scientists submitted over 55 photos of flooding in their communities from May 24-29 during New Jersey’s highest predicted tides of 2021.

YOU BE THE JUDGE

Vote for your favorite 2021 King Tide photos until June 16 at 11:59 PM EST

Vote for the photos in each category that best showcase the vulnerability or resilience of people, places, and things impacted by flooding in New Jersey’s coastal communities.

The photos with the most votes in each category win!

Winners will be announced on June 21 and will be featured on our website and social media and receive swag from the Jacques Cousteau Reserve (including a stainless steel travel mug, baseball cap, and emergency kit)!

CONTEST TIMELINE

SUBMISSION PERIOD

May 24-29

PUBLIC VOTING

June 7-16

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

June 21

All eligible photos submitted to the MyCoast High Water tool from May 24-29 were automatically entered. A maximum of one photo per entrant of the same flooded location each day of the contest is eligible. Multiple photos per entrant of different flooded locations each day are eligible. Winners will be notified via the email address they used to register for MyCoast.

What are King Tides?

King Tides are the highest tides of the year. They occur when a new or full moon coincides with the moon being at its closest point to earth in its orbit. Learn more here. This will happen during the full moon on May 26, causing exceptionally high tides from May 24-29.

Why Photograph King Tides?

King Tides cause flooding that represents a preview of how and where sea level rise will affect local landscapes. Documenting current flood impacts helps plan for the future and ground-truth local sea level rise models.

Help us document high water events along New Jersey’s rivers, estuaries, bays, and ocean.

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