Snap the Shore, Face the Future!

CAW invites citizens to grab their cameras and document extreme high tides during its King Tide Photo Contest to raise awareness of New Hampshire’s rising tides. A King Tide occurs when the moon, Earth, and sun are aligned, and the sun’s gravity helps tug on the oceans a little more, causing the tides to be higher. These extreme high tides give us a glimpse what sea-level rise will look like in our region. Photographing King Tides is an effective way to help coastal communities identify areas prone to flooding, visualize potential impacts of sea-level rise, and start planning for the future.


Anyone with a camera or a phone that has a camera!


 October 27-30, 2019

Check your local tide chart for the exact time of high tide

Contest Submission Period:

12am ET, October 27 – 11:59pm ET, October 30

People’s Choice Voting Period:

12pm ET, November 4 – 12pm ET, November 8

Cast your vote here

Contest Winners Announced:

November 12

RSVP on Facebook


Anywhere along NH’s tidal shoreline!

NH’s tidally influenced communities include:

Dover, Durham, Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Madbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rollinsford, Rye, Seabrook, and Stratham

Check out the handy map below for ideas of where to go.


Post a photo(s) to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook using the hashtag #KingTideNH2019 

(note that your account and/or posts must be public)


E-mail your photo(s) to

Limit of 3 entries per person.


Most Vulnerable

Judges’ pick awarded to the top photo showcasing people, places, and/or things impacted by the king tide.

Most Resilient

Judges’ pick awarded to the top photo showcasing man-made and/or nature based flood protection.

Best Halloween Theme

Judges’ pick awarded to the top photo showcasing halloween costumes, decorations, etc. pictured with the king tide.

People’s Choice

Awarded to the photo that receives the most votes at the conclusion of the People’s Choice Voting Period.