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Whelk Shell on the Beach at Sunrise | Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells

Welcome to the Ocean City Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells!

What is a Cool Capture Challenge?  Each week we will host a Photo Contest for a named TOPIC, each week the topic is different, join in one, join in all, the more you join in, the more chances you have to win one of many great Prizes! So, let’s get started with the Ocean City Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells Photo Contest!

AND, You do NOT have to take the pix in Ocean City, the Photo Contests are open to you wherever you may live, BUT you will have to come to OC to collect your prize…  

This year we have a lot of  great Sponsors who have donated Prizes for the Winners of each weeks Topic…

This week’s Ocean  City Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells 1st Place Sponsor is…

Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar | Ocean City Cool Capture Challenge Week 3 Blue Photo ContestBLU Crabhouse & Raw Bar

Located at 2305 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 [Map | Website]. A great downtown location within walking distance of all the major hotels, next door to great miniature golf, and overlooking beautiful sunset views on the bay.  BLU has offerings for everyone. There are Ocean City favorites on the menu–the dishes you look forward to enjoying every time you come to the beach.  Awesome steamed MD blue crabs, shrimp and clams, and crab cakes as well as some new twists on the traditions using innovative ingredients and seasonings.  The Raw Bar has a rotating oyster selection with everything from Chincoteague’s to Blue Points!  Unique specialty drinks and a draft beer featuring local microbrews and a rotating selection of craft beer specials!

Thank you to the BLU Crabhouse & Raw Bar for donating an Original BLU Crabhouse & Raw Bar T-Shirt for the 1st place winner.

Seashells At Ocean's Edge | Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells

This Ocean City Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells is, as the Topic infers, all about cool seashells you have found, painted or purchased.  Living here at the beach I get to see all kinds of cool seashells washing up on shore, but I’ll bet you have a collection from your visits…

Again, it’s all about imagination & being creative…  This Photo Contest is open to all, and is up to you if you’d like to be creative with it…  Share your Painting, Photoshop it, have fun with it…

This week’s Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells 2nd Place Sponsor is…

Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells Sponsor | The Alibi Room * Ocean City MDThe Alibi Room is located at 501 S Baltimore Ave, at the corner of Wicomico & Baltimore, you can’t miss it, just walk West on Wicomico St from the Jolly Roger Pier, so pass by Jaws and hang a right  [Map | Website].

The Alibi Room is the Premier Rock & Roll Venue in Downtown Ocean City MD, and it is more than just great bands, check out the great foods you’ll find there too.  From the south you can try Empanadas and Quesadillas, from the north are crabcake sandwiches and big juicy burgers…  And, the bartenders are some of the best in OC, just ask and they’ll fix it up just the way you like it!


Ocean City Sunrise at the Inlet Jetty

Ready to Enter Your “Seashells” photo, Cool,  first keep reading…

How is the Winner Selected?

First, make sure you enter your photo in the right Photo Album…  The image to the right is what you will see when you click on this link for the Contest Photo Album, in the upper right corner you’ll see ‘Add Photo’s, click on that link in comments enter your Name & Photo Number (eg 1 of 2, or 2 of 2)…

Post your photos and get votes, comments and shares, the photos with the most combined activity is the Winner!  Any ties we’ll have a run off…

NOTE:  Only pix in this week’s Photo Album are counted, if you post in the wrong spot and get a million likes, sorry, but they do not count!   ADD pix to the Album, then share the Albums link with your friends and family, more likes, comments & shares, better chance of winning!

Our goal is to keep this as simple to enter as possible, and easy to know who’s pix if the popular favorite…  So, let’s get started, post your pix here!

… Sure there are rules and here they are…

Ocean City Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 -> Guidelines

Ocean City Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 SeashellsGuidelines for the Ocean City Cool Capture Challenge Photo Contests are fairly simple:

  • Photograph of a shell, picture of your artwork, craftwork allowed
  • Photograph must have been taken by you or a member of your family
  • Photograph must have been taken from anywhere east of the Mississippi
  • Photograph may be Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) or digitally adjusted, be creative
  • Photograph MAY have your Watermark, Name, Logo or similar marking (recommend to make it unobtrusive so as not to take away from the focus of your photo and lessen your chance of winning!)
  • You MAY submit two (2) photographs ONLY, submit more and ALL your photos will be deleted.
  • Photographs MUST have the week’s hashtag in the comments of each of the photos you submit, if you submit two on one posts, BOTH photos must have this hashtag in the comments…  #seashells
  • Photos must be posted in the current week’s Cool Capture Challenge Photo Album in the Ocean City Cool Facebook Group
  • And, sorry, but you can only win once every 30 days, but enter anyway, we’d love to see your pix and you can always grab an Honorable Mention!

Do NOT post any of the following (You WILL be banned from Ocean City Cool for LIFE!)

  • Hate speech, credible threats or direct attacks on an individual or group
  • Content that contains self-harm or excessive violence
  • Fake or impostor profiles
  • Spam / Advertising
  • Nudity or other sexually suggestive content (Hey, this is the beach, but be cool)

Ownership of Photos Submitted

They’re YOURS, as the creator of the photograph you own all rights to the photo. Check out these two posts by Facebook in regards to your rights as a publisher:

If you are still not sure if you trust the above, then DON’T post YOUR photograph!  It’s that simple! We here at Ocean City Cool are NOT responsible if someone steals your photograph, and with the software available in the world today, it is possible.  So, you are posting at your own risk, if that is NOT ok by you,DON’T post your photograph.

Where To Share Your Photos

Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells - How To Enter Your Pix...This Cool Capture Challenge photo contest is for our Ocean City Cool Facebook Group ONLY, if you are not on Facebook and don’t want to add a Facebook account, then we’re sorry, but this photo contest is not for you.  Each week we will create a Photo Album in the Group specifically for the weeks Photo Contest, photos must be posted in that Album or they will not be counted.

Check examples at right  to see how to Add your photos to this weekend’s Cool Capture Challenge Photo Album.

If you are ready to share the photo of choice then…  Click Here!

When To Share Photos

Cool Capture Challenge Smartphone Add Photo exampleFrom Thursday at 12:01 pm until Sunday night at 11:59 pm.  Photos with at least 5 votes by our fellow members of the group, folks that appreciate what we share here, qualify! If there is a tie, yours truly will make the final decision. Winner to be announced Wednesday night when the photograph appears as the banner on the Group page.  Ready to share…  Click Here!

Questions or Comments…

Post your questions or comments in the Group Post about the week’s Photo Contest, we don’t want to miss them, so, make sure you are posting them in the right place!  You will find the post in our Facebook Group… Click Here!

Cool Capture Challenge Week 10 Seashells

… And the Winners are…  Click Here!


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