The California Coastal Commission is seeking entrants for its 12th annual Amateur Photography Candshy;omandshy;andshy;petiandshy;tion to pay tribute to California's coast and ocean.

Entrants are encouraged to submit photos of the coast, ways people use the coast and coastal wildlife. Photos of these subjects can also be submitted in a separate humorous category.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, as well as for best humorous photo.

Interested amateur photographers (those who earn less than 50 percent of their income from photography) can obtain an entry form online at, by e-mail at coast4u or by calling (800) 262-7848.

All entries must be postmarked by Aug. 31.