Weekly Photo Contest: Beaches, pools, and beating the summer heat!

There are lots of ways we keep cool in the summer and for most of us, that involves beaches or pools. This week, we're asking you guys to show us how you're staying cool at the beach or near a pool in order to beat the summer heat. Boats, swimming, jet skiing, and of course bikinis!

This time the prize will go to the person who can show us what it takes to really beat the summer heat. So grab those swimsuits and your iPhone and hit your local beach or a pool with friends!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, July 23rd, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

Congrats to Mj DeLuca! The above photo was taken with an iPhone 5 at Outer Banks, North Carolina. Simply HDR was used for post editing.

The thing we really liked about this photo was the balance between the beach and the walkway. It was a gorgeous landscape to capture and Mj DeLuca managed to nail both taking the image and editing it.

To the winner, you'll be receiving an iStabilizer Dolly for iPhone! We'll be contacting you soon to collect your prize! - Camera+, $1.99 - [Download Now](http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera?at=10l3Vy&ct=UUimUdUnU19381 /id329670577?mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im)

And without any further delay, here are the details on this week's photo contest!

The prize: Olloclip for iPhone!

Aside from a thumbs up from the entire iMore crew, this week will be giving away an Olloclip for iPhone which will give you the ability to capture wide angle, fisheye, and macro shots straight from your iPhone!

The rules

Submitted photos must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

We'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop, Lightroom, or other external editing programs! If you have external lens accessories such as an Olloclip or other snap-on lens, you are more than welcome to use them.

You can submit as many photos as you'd like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!


Now, before you run off to take your photo, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win.

However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out our iPhone photography series for some tips.

How to submit

Submitting your photos is easy. just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That's it! Now go out and shoot!


Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.