Catalina Classic Commemorative Statue photo contest – $1,000 in prizes

Catalina Classic Commemorative Statue photo contest. Photo by Mandy Richards

The deadline is approaching for a photography contest whose sole subject is the Catalina Classic Commemorative Statue at the Manhattan Beach pier. 

Prizes include $1,000 in credit at Paul’s Photos.

The contest is being hosted by the South Bay Boardriders Club, Paul’s Photo and Easy Reader. 


The statue was installed in August to commemorate the annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard race, from Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach pier. The sculpture was funded by the South Bay Boardriders Club, and created by former Hermosa Beach pro surfer Chris Barela. 

Catalina Classic Commemorative Statue photography contest rules

Email photo files to:

Photo file size: Large (one to 10 megabytes)

Limit: two images per photographer per month (six total). 

Submissions period: September 14 through November 30.

Awards: $500, $300, and $200 Paul’s Photo gift certificates donated by SBBC for top 3 photos; and 12-inch x 14-inch mounted prints donated by Paul’s Photo for top 10 photos.

Images will be posted weekly at

Winning images will be published in the  December 7 Easy Reader. ER


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