Each year the Turkey Point Light Station holds a photo contest of pictures of the lighthouse. The current year (2020) is shown on this page.  Past years can be accessed on the bottom of this page.

The Turkey Point Light Station contest for 2020. The photo must include the Turkey Point Lighthouse and the photo must be taken in 2020.

Photos may be submitted by email to or delivered to a TPLS Volunteer before the end of 15 November 2020. Please include the full name of the photographer, email address and something about the photo.

The TPLS society members will select the top three (3) photos by the last day in November.  The awardees will receive an email announcing the award and initiate coordination for the delivery of the plaques. The Maryland Park Service and TPLS have the rights to all submitted photos.

Each awardee will be given the corresponding plaque. The plaques are made from red Oak that came from the Elk Neck Peninsula, Maryland.

                                                   2020 Photo Contest Plaques

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place


Submitted photos are listed below in the order they were recieved, with newest photo on the top.


To view the photos for 2017 select: 2017 Pictures

To view the photos for 2016 select: 2016 Pictures

To view the photos for 2015 select: 2015 Pictures

To view the photos for 2014 select: 2014 Pictures

To view the photos for 2013 select: 2013 Pictures

Our season, this year, will begin May 1st and run thru the end of October. The Lighthouse is open to climbers on weekends from 10AM to 2PM (weather permitting). The gift shop is open from 10AM to 2PM. There is no charge to view the Chesapeake Bay from our lantern room. The staircase in the lighthouse is open to climbers who can reach the metal handrail. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Please note that our hours of operation are dependent upon weather conditions and the availability of volunteers