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Trinidad Area Photo & Video Contest

February 15 - March 15 2019

Enter Your Photos & Videos Here!

Calling all adventurers and amateur photographers! Yes, you with an eye for capturing the natural beauty of Humboldt County. The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce invites you to help us share our gem of a city with the world. Take those jaw-dropping photos from your Instagram feed and those beautiful shots of the Trinidad area that are just sitting on your computer and enter it into our contest for your chance to win $400, $150, or other prizes!

There are 3 Categories to Enter:

Redwoods, Trinidad Coastline, parks, and prairies. From as far north as Prairie Creek State Park as far south as Moonstone Beach. Both vistas and up close shots are welcome.

Families, couples, individuals, and even pets enjoying the Greater Trinidad area, in nature or in town. Please note all individuals must be unrecognizable (faces not showing, or in the background of the photo)

Videos that are 30 seconds highlighting the beauty of Trinidad. Video compilations, B-roll style content and people (unrecognizable) on Trinidad adventures are all welcome!


PRIZES: First place for each category will be awarded $150. One overall winner will be awarded $400. Honorable mentions will also win prizes from local Trinidad Businesses.


NOTICE: In participating in this contest, you give the Greater Trinidad Chamber and their members the rights to use your photos or videos (with credit to you) in marketing and promotional material. All photos must be high-resolution (at least 300 ppi) to be considered in the winning. 

Here's how you can Participate:

1. Take, gather, and curate your BEST photos (taken in the last year) of the Trinidad Area. Anything from Prairie Creek State Park to Moonstone Beach is great!
2. Submit up to ten high-resolution photos your 30-second videos through this link by March 15. 
3. Invite your friends to vote for your photo and video to be considered for a prize! Winners will be announced on March 29th. 


Read full Contest Rules Here

Trinidad is a seaside village on California's far north coast, an easy day's drive from San Francisco or Portland, Oregon. We are the smallest incorporated city in California and one of the oldest to boot, with more than 360 friendly people who welcome you to discover TRINIDAD!

Our rugged coastline and spectacular views attract adventurers of all ages. Here you'll find impressive beaches, kayaking, fishing and crabbing. State and national parks offer majestic redwoods, trails along ocean bluffs and access to remote beaches. You can plan your vacation around fishing seasons, booking a charter boat or renting a crab pot to get in on the action. Or you can be pampered in spas and fine restaurants, wander our shops and galleries, taste local wines or just watch the waves roll in. 

Trinidad is the perfect respite for couples seeking that romantic getaway, families who love an active outdoors romp and anyone who understands the therapeutic benefits of watching waves explode over offshore rocks or lap up along sandy beaches.

Clinging to ocean bluffs, curtained behind ageless redwoods, the historic fishing village of Trinidad awaits your arrival.




Please help save the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, Humboldt County's beloved historical landmark. The Memorial Lighthouse is one of the most visited attractions on the North Coast, located above the harbor in Trinidad.  Tourists and locals alike enjoy the exquisite views of the coast, with the lighthouse offering a picturesque highlight.  It is truly a treasure.  

Unfortunately, this unique monument is threatened by bluff instability and is at risk of sliding downslope.  Although the memorial grounds as of this writing are largely intact, the bluff is eroding inches from the site.  Remedial measures must be taken to preserve it before the winter rains commence, and YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!  
The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, a replica of the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse, was built by the Trinidad Civic Club and dedicated on June 26, 1949.  The lighthouse contains a 1912 coal oil Fresnel lantern, the last one of its kind decommissioned from use by the United States Coast Guard on the Pacific Coast.   It was previously installed in the Trinidad Head Lighthouse.  The site at Edwards and Trinity Streets also holds the 1898 4,000-pound bronze bell moved from the fog bell house on Trinidad Head, as well as a memorial wall engraved with the names of 238 individuals lost or buried at sea.  It is a sacred place to remember loved ones.  For 22 years, an annual memorial ceremony has been held the last Sunday of May commemorating and honoring those named.

The Trinidad Civic Club, founded in 1913, is the owner and steward of the memorial site.  This non-profit organization consists of approximately thirty members dedicated to volunteerism and community service.  

As Club resources will not fully cover the expenses of saving the Memorial Lighthouse, a Preservation Committee has been formed to oversee this project.  $100,000 is the current rough estimate for immediate costs.  As more information is revealed details will be posted on the Civic Club Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Trinidadcacivicclub/, and shared with other media sources.  

Contributions to the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Preservation Fund can be made through www.trinidadcivicclub.org
or mailed directly to: 

Trinidad Civic Club
P. O. Box 295
Trinidad, CA 95570  

For more information, please contact the Civic Club at memoriallighthouse@gmail.com.

Thank You for Your Interest and Support!