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For Immediate Release
December 4, 2020

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Nathalie Morison, Resilience Project Manager
(603) 559-0029 | [email protected]

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 NHCAW King Tide Contest

Portsmouth, NH – After receiving over 90 eligible submissions, the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 King Tide Contest. Now a regular event, the contest aims to raise awareness of New Hampshire’s rising tides.

Members of the public were invited to vote online for their favorite submissions in each of the three contest categories from November 18 through December 2, 2020. The following submissions received the most votes in each category and are hereby declared the winners of the 2020 King Tide Contest.

ATLANTIC CATEGORY WINNER
Awarded to the photo that best showcases the vulnerability or resilience of people, places, and things impacted by the high tide flooding in New Hampshire’s Atlantic communities.

a photo of coastal flooding
High Tide November 16, 2020 on the Marsh side of Hampton Beach – Credit: Marie Sapienza / 2020 King Tide Contest Atlantic Category Winner

 

GREAT BAY CATEGORY WINNER
Awarded to the photo that best showcases the vulnerability or resilience of people, places, and things impacted by the high tide flooding in New Hampshire’s Great Bay communities.

seagulls perched above flooding banks
Jackson Landing Seagulls Seek High Ground – Credit: Julia Belshaw / 2020 King Tide Contest Great Bay Category Winner

 

CREATIVE CATEGORY WINNER
Awarded to the creative photo or video that best showcases the vulnerability or resilience of people, places, and things impacted by the high tide flooding in New Hampshire’s Atlantic or Great Bay communities.

a before and after side-by-side of flooded area
Where did the dry land go?  –  Credit: Tonya Law / 2020 King Tide Contest Creative Category Winner

 

Contest winners have been notified and will receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of their choosing.

Please direct all questions to Nathalie Morison, Resilience Project Manager with the NHDES Coastal Program at [email protected], or at (603) 559-0029.

The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup is a collaboration of 20+ organizations working to ensure that New Hampshire’s coastal watershed communities are resourceful, ready and resilient to extreme weather and long term climate change.