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Shutter Shootout 2016: First Round (North)

With the arrival of March Madness and brackets on everyone’s minds, we bring you our own tournament in the form of “Shutter Shootout 2016” – your chance to select the top Coast Guard photo of the year.


Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries holds his son Jacob so he can get a view of Honolulu Harbor during a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush Dec. 23. 2014. Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was four months old and was given between four months and one year to live. His longtime wish was to see the Rush where his grandfather served as the engineering officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson.

Shutter Shootout 2015: Photo of the Year!

After hundreds of thousands of your votes on our Facebook page we are proud to announce “Holding On” has won Shutter Shootout 2015.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (West)

We continue the first round of Shutter Shootout 2015 photo contest with our West bracket, which covers the 11th and 14th Coast Guard districts. Starting today, you can vote in the new West bracket at the Coast Guard’s Facebook page by simply clicking “like” on your favorite photos.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (East)

We continue the first round of Shutter Shootout 2015 photo contest with our East bracket, which covers the 1st and 5th Coast Guard districts. Starting today, you can vote in the new East bracket at the Coast Guard’s Facebook page by simply clicking “like” on your favorite photos.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (South)

With the first round of Shutter Shootout still underway, today we feature the South region, which covers the 7th and 8th Coast Guard districts…


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (North)

With the arrival of March Madness and brackets on everyone’s minds, we bring you our own tournament in the form of “Shutter Shootout 2015” – your chance to select the top Coast Guard photo of the year.


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Shutter Shootout… we have a winner!

And we have a winner! After thousands of votes you have chosen “The Handler” as Coast Guard photo of the year.


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Shutter Shootout 2014 – Finals

We’ve reached the final matchup of the Shutter Shootout 2014 photo contest. Will it be the number twelve seed from the South Division – a photo of a K-9 handler from Marine Safety and Security Team in Galveston, Texas, and […]


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Shutter Shootout 2014 – Elite 8

The Elite 8 round of March Madness is here! That means we’ve entered the next round of “Shutter Shootout” – your chance to select the Coast Guard photo of the year. Did your favorite photo make it to the next […]


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Shutter Shootout – Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 round of March Madness is here! That means we’ve entered the next round of “Shutter Shootout” – your chance to select the Coast Guard photo of the year. Throughout the past year, Coast Guard members, families and fans from around the world captured remarkable photographs of rescues, patrols, operations and training days to take you behind the scenes of life in the U.S. Coast Guard.


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