Gulfport Through Your Eyes: Help Make History


Help create history of Gulfport as it looks today – and possibly win cash – with your photos of Gulfport. This autumn, the Gulfport Historical Society will hold the first annual “Gulfport Through Your Eyes” photo contest, which will showcase the Gulfport of today. These photos will help create a historical record for future generations of Gulfportians.

On October 12, Gulfportians can glimpse how their neighbors see Gulfport – through their eyes – as part of the city's new and improved birthday celebration. Judges will announce the winner at the evening's fundraising dinner, Gulfport Under the Stars.

Contest entries should be large enough to print as an 8-by-10 photo without sacrificing image quality. Photographers must take the photos inside Gulfport, the Gulfport side of Clam Bayou, or in Boca Ciega Bay fronting Gulfport, and the photographers should have taken the photos within the past year.

Please submit print-quality (300 dpi or greater) image as well as a printed copy along with a five dollar entry fee. Your name should appear nowhere on the photo. Please bring your photo and entry fee to the museum after it reopens on Tuesday, September 3 or send a check made out to "Gulfport Historical Society" along with your printed copy. You may e-mail the digital image to; the mailing address is listed below. Please indicate whether or not you've altered the image digitally and tell us a little about the photo.

Please submit your entries by October 1. Judges will determine the winner at the annual birthday bash. All photos become property of the Gulfport Historical Society. Photographers who wish only to have their work on exhibit, not considered for a prize, need not pay an entry fee but must submit their work in the manner they would like it displayed (for example, framed or matted) The winning photo will hang in city hall and travel to local businesses and other locations. The Gulfport Historical Society will determine the amount of the cash prize based on the number of entries. Please e-mail any questions to

Gulfport Historical Society
c/o City of Gulfport
Attn: Photo contest
2401 53rd Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707

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