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CCC launches 4th annual amateur photo competition

Daily Planet Staff
Friday December 28, 2001

The California Coastal Commission has announced its fourth annual Amateur Photography Competition for 2002.  

The contest is to pay tribute to the resources the commission is mandated to protect - California’s 1,100 mile coastline. 

The California Coastal Commission was established by voter initiative in 1972 (Proposition 20) and made permanent by State Legislature in 1976 with the California Coastal Act. 

Entrants are encouraged to submit photos in the following categories: the scenic coast, ways people use the coast, and coastal wildlife. Photographs that document coastal resources protected by Coastal Commission action, including public beaches, public accessways to beaches, agricultural land, or wetlands are especially encouraged. The photographs must be in color and taken from a public place. 

Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2002. For complete guidelines and entry forms go to, or call 800-262-7848.