Winyah Rivers Foundation’s mission is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. As a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, the foundation hosts the Waccamaw Riverkeeper Program and advocates for clean water and healthy communities throughout the Winyah Bay watershed, including the Waccamaw, Sampit, Lumber, Little PeeDee, Great PeeDee, Lynches and Black Rivers, all of which discharge into the Winyah Bay estuary. Their annual photography contest is a fundraiser to help support the program’s promise to protect clean water. It also allows the Winyah Rivers Foundation to highlight an important asset of our area, our river sytems. “The goals of this contest are to highlight the natural beauty of the Winyah Bay watershed and to support the Waccamaw Riverkeeper program of Winyah Rivers Foundation,” says Reggie Daves, board member for the Winyah Rivers Foundation.
Contest categories are: wildlife, scenic, hurricane/flood and Georgetown County. Awards are: Best in Show – $150 cash prize; 1st place winners in each category – $100 cash prize; 2nd and 3rd place winners – non-cash awards; and Viewer’s Choice – $50 cash prize.