From a pristine beach with views undisturbed by high-rises to a colorful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, the Brunswick Islands offer plenty of breathtaking views, but we want to know, which view is your favorite? It could be the bird's eye view from the top of one of our lighthouses, the sight of a shoreline laden with seashells, or a seascape seen from a fishing pier hundreds of feet out into the ocean. Maybe it's seeing a shrimp boat bring in its daily catch from a dockside eatery, or a maritime town filled with historic sites and smiling faces – the options are endless!  

We invite you to share a photo of your favorite view in the Brunswick Islands with us on Facebook or Instagram in our newest photo contest: Favorite #NCBrunswickIslandsView. It’s easy to enter and you may win one of several prizes! 


*Photo entries must have been taken in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands (multiple entries OK). Follow @ncbrunswick on Facebook or @ncbrunswickislands on Instagram for contest announcements and updates. 

  1. Enter on Facebook: Submit the photo to us on Facebook by mentioning @ncbrunswick in your post during the contest entry period, noting the specific location in the caption, and using the hashtag: #NCBrunswickIslandsView.

  2. Enter on Instagram: Post the photo on your Instagram account during the contest entry period, noting the specific location in the caption, and tag us @ncbrunswickislands, using the hashtag: #NCBrunswickIslandsView.

  3. Contest begins 10 a.m. ET, April 21, 2023. Enter by 11:59 p.m. ET, May 4, 2023. 


1. ENTRY: 

a. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

b. Valid entries must be submitted directly to our Facebook or Instagram page through a post published to the entrant's account during the contest entry period and must be captioned with: The contest hashtag #NCBrunswickIslandsView and the specific location of the photo. Adding the contest hashtag to a post that was published before the entry period does not qualify as a valid entry. By submitting entries via hashtag on Facebook and Instagram, the entrant is agreeing to all contest terms and conditions.

c. By entering the contest, the entrant attests and warrants as follows: (a) I have the right to post the Content; (b) neither the Content nor the use of the Content by the Permitted Parties will infringe upon or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights, including, without limitation, any right of publicity and/or copyright, of any other person or entity or any applicable laws; and (c) the photo was taken in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

d. Valid Entries must be submitted between Friday, April 21, 2023, at 10 a.m. ET and Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Favorite #NCBrunswickIslandsView Photo Contest (the "Contest") is only open to legal U.S. residents. Employees of the contest sponsor, Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority ("BCTDA"), its subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, and their families are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes.

3. WINNER SELECTION: BCTDA employees will judge the contest. For 1st and 2nd place prize winners, submissions will be judged based on factors such as the technical quality of the entry and how well it depicts the view in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Two random drawing winners will also be selected. All decisions of the judges are final. 

4. PRIZES: One 1st place winner, one 2nd place winner, and one random drawing prize winner will each be selected from Facebook entries, and, one 1st place winner, one 2nd place winner, and one random drawing prize winner will each be selected from Instagram entries. 

1st Place Grand Prize Winner: A $100.00 Visa® Gift Card and a North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach towel.

2nd Place Prize Winner: A North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach towel and an NCBI hat.

Random Drawing Prize Winners: A North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach towel OR an NCBI hat. 

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules, and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt, and use of all, or any part of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. 

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified through Instagram or Facebook within four (4) days after the contest ends. It is the winners’ responsibility to monitor their Facebook or Instagram accounts for notifications/messages. If a potential prize winner does not respond to the Sponsor within three (3) days after being notified of winning via the Facebook or Instagram page used for submission, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. 

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Participants hereby grant BCTDA a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the Entry (along with their names, voices, performance, and/or likenesses) in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation or recognition. Participants represent and warrant that they have full legal right, power, and authority to grant BCTDA the foregoing license and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their Entry to grant such a license. 

7. CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. BCTDA in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of its website or is otherwise in violation of these rules. 

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: BCTDA is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected email or for any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. If the contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort, BCTDA may cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. Entrants further agree to release BCTDA from any liability resulting from or related to participation in the contest. 

9. SPONSOR: By participating in this contest, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram and release Facebook and Instagram from all liability arising from or related to this contest. The information you provide for this contest is being provided to BCTDA and not to Facebook or Instagram and will be used to notify you if you have won. 

Sponsor’s Address: Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority is located at 712 Village Road SW, Shallotte, NC 28470. 

To learn more about North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, and to plan your trip, visit