The deadline date for entry into An Taisce’s fifth annual Love your Coast photography competition has been extended to the end of August in response to a “very hectic flow of entries and to facilitate as many entries as possible,” remarked Annabel Fitzgerald, Coastal Programmes Manager, An Taisce.

An Taisce CL - John Beasley - Coumeenoole

Love your Coast 2012. John Beasley’s photo taken at Coumeenole on the Dingle Peninsula won first prize in the Coastal Landscape Category. 

“This competition is a key element of the Clean Coasts programme. The entries over the past five years have been exceptional and serve as a reminder of what it is we are trying to protect and conserve in the Clean Coasts programme. These images illustrate the rich diversity of Ireland’s spectacular coastline,” she added.

 TV3’s Martin King is among the judging panel that also includes Irish pro surfer, Easkey Britton; Erica Roseingrave (Coca-Cola); Michael O’Mahony (An Taisce); Jim Wilson and Naoise Culhane.