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2022 Photo Contest

Welcome to our annual Ocracoke Island Photo Contest! Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or an enthusiastic visitor, we invite you to share your best Ocracoke Island photo to compete for exciting prizes! 

This is more than just a contest; it’s a celebration of Ocracoke Island’s natural allure and your artistic expression. So, select your best shot! We’re excited to see Ocracoke Island through your lens. Grab your camera and let the shores of Ocracoke Island inspire your masterpiece! 

The winners will be meticulously selected by our staff and notified via email used during the submission. Be sure to follow our Facebook Page and Instagram Page, we’ll announce the grand prize winner there as well.  


Contest Duration: 

June 1st, 2024 – September 30th, 2024 


Who Can Enter? 

The contest is open to everyone – whether you’re a local resident, a visitor, or a professional photographer. If you have a captivating photo of Ocracoke Island, we want to see it! 


Prize Info: 

The grand prize winner of the 2024 Ocracoke Island Photo Contest will receive $500 off any stay with us.  

We’ll also select 12 images for our annual calendar. If we choose your photo for our calendar, we’ll send you a $75 dinner gift certificate that can be redeemed at one of our delicious local restaurants located on the island. 


Contest Rules: 

By submitting your photos, you agree to the Rules stated below:  

  1. Photos must have been taken on Ocracoke Island.  
  2. Please submit photos in a High-Resolution JPG format.  
  3. Entries will be judged on the subject matter, quality of image, and composition. So, pick your best photos for entry. You may enter as many photos as you like.  
  4. Enter only photos taken by you or a family member and with permission of the family or other recognizable individuals in the photo.  
  5. By submitting your photos, you grant Village Realty Holdings, LLC (Ocracoke Island Realty, Village Realty, Beach Retreats by Village Realty, Tar Heel Motel, See Sea Motel, First Colony Inn, The Castle B&B, Anchorage Inn and Marina, Bluff Shoal Motel) permission to use your photo submission(s) for use in any of its marketing, advertising, or promotional materials at its discretion without payment or any other consideration.  
  6. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner.  
  7. Please do not submit any photos that have timestamps or text added.  
  8. By submitting an entry you agree to receive email communications from Ocracoke Island Realty. You may opt-out at any time.