Sunny Isles Beach Photo Contest

July 21, 2022

Each year the City of Sunny Isles Beach holds a photo contest, asking residents, visitors and locals to send their best Sunny Isles Beach photographs. Now is the time to submit those great shots of the City’s stunning architecture, beautiful parks, the Atlantic Ocean, residents and visitors having fun in the sun! The photo must be of a scene taken in Sunny Isles Beach (between 156th Street and 195th Street and the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway).

Landscape Photography is one of the most common genres that Amateur and Professional Photographers get into, it's a great hobby. With practice, hard work and patience you can capture stunning landscape and architectural photos. A good tip to remember is Landscape Photography is as much about planning as it is about the actual process of Photography. You should always have a clear idea of where you are planning to go and at what time of the day you will be able to capture the best photograph.

It’s amazing the number of times that the elements conspire to ruin a perfectly composed photograph. Landscape Photography requires patience, just in case that white cloudy sky disperses just long enough to allow the sun to break through for you to take your shot. The key is to always allow yourself enough time at a location so that you are able to wait if you need to.

Light is one of the most important factors in any photograph, but even more so in Landscape Photography. It really doesn’t matter how great the location is or how you compose your photo – if the light doesn’t do the scene justice, then the image will fail. The best light for Landscape Photography is early in the morning or late afternoon, with the midday sun offering the harshest light.

If you want to capture the best photographs, at the best time of the day, at the highest quality possible, then a tripod is an essential piece of equipment. Photography in low light conditions (e.g. early morning or early evening) without a tripod would require an increase in ISO to be able to avoid camera shake, which in turn means more noise in your images. If you want to capture a scene using a slow shutter speed or long exposure (for example, to capture the movement of clouds or water) then without a tripod you simply won’t be able to hold the camera steady enough to avoid blurred images from camera shake.

About The Calendar

Each page of the City of Sunny Isles Beach Desktop Calendar will feature a winning photograph and the name of the Photographer. Calendars are free and can be picked up at the end of November at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, Pelican Community Park and the Gateway Center.

Even if your photo is not chosen for the Calendar, there are many other places it may show up! Photos may appear in our Live & Play Magazine, Sunny Isles Beach Islander Monthly Newsletter, on the City's Website, or on their Social Media Pages. All entries are considered and welcomed. Submissions are due by Thursday, September 1st, 2022 and should be at least 300 dpi to be considered for the Calendar. For best resolution, a Digital Camera should be used.

Photo entries should be submitted online if possible to:

If you prefer to submit your images via a storage device such as a flash drive, you can mail it or drop it off to the: Sunny Isles Beach Government Center: Attention: Leah Einwalter, 18070 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160. Be sure to include your contact information so that it may be retrieved later.

Direct any questions to: (305) 792-1920. Or email: Now grab your camera and take some prize-winning shots!