You live on an island, so your digital photo collection may well contain a maritime-related shot. But is it an award winner?

Find out by entering the Photography Club of Long Island's maritime photography contest. The juried competition will pick the best maritime shot -- think beaches, boats, people, seascapes, lighthouses -- and the best-in-show winner gets $250. Three more finalists will collect smaller cash prizes.

The finalists will have their photos displayed at the American Merchant Marine Museum in Kings Point.

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Submit up to three images for the entry fee of $25. Deadline to enter your photo is Sept. 10. Any entry must have been taken after Dec. 31, 2009.

For full rules and requirements, go to