2024 Photo Contest Finalists

Congratulations to all the 2024 Beachcombing Calendar Photo Contest Finalists and to the People’s Choice cover photo winner! Kudos to Kristen Williams, whose photo of a junonia shell was selected by voters during the Beachcombing Summer Festival.

junonia shell on branch by beach

Perfect Junonia
Ten Thousand Islands, Florida
Kristen Williams

glowing australian sea glass

Beach Glow
Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Rowena Marynissen

sea glass from fort bragg mendocino glass beach

Friends: The Real Treasures
Ft. Bragg, California
Lauri Allen

agate rocks from great lakes lake superior

Lake Superior Agate
Keweenaw Peninsula, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Emily Naif

seashell filled with lake michigan marbles

A Shell of Goodness
Port Huron, Michigan
Madison True

sea urchin nestled with mussel shells south africa

Perfectly Protected
Paternoster, Western Cape, South Africa
Herlina Burger

sunset through sea glass heart lake michigan

Unexpected Love Radiates
Chicago, Illinois
Tarah Nicole

orange and yellow bittersweet seashells florida

Palm Beach, Florida
Meredith Blain

sea glass stack next to california beach pier

Catch the Wave of Harmony
Manhattan Beach, California
Lauri Allen

sunset on the oregon coast

Negative Tide Sunset
Ocean Beach, Oregon
Charrel Spoon

german marble among the rocks in seaham england

Spot of Joy
Seaham, England
Shelley Thomas

orange agate along the oregon coast

Carnelian Agate with Lava Rock
Depoe Bay, Oregon
Eric Davis

sand dollars on florida beach

Mermaid’s Fortune
Cape Romano, Ten Thousand Islands, Florida
Sarah Rosenbaum

aqua blue sea glass on the beach

Catch the Blue Wave
Waterford, Connecticut
Jean St. Denis 

Each of these 14 beautiful photos are in the 2024 Beachcombing Calendar, one for each month, one for the 2025 one-page calendar, and the winning image for the cover. Thank you to the hundreds of photographers who submitted their photos in the contest and for everyone who voted for the cover photo. Visit the Beachcombing Summer Festival to learn more, view larger images of the photo finalists, and get links to the festival videos.

Congratulations to all the winners!

This article appeared in Beachcombing Volume 38: September/October 2023. 

All images are used by permission and are the property of their respective owners.

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