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2021 Photo/Video Contest

We had some great entries and it was really hard to choose! We thank everyone who participated and look forward to possibly using your photos/videos in future STAR Tournament media!
Thanks Everyone!

Luis Almendarez
Winner 2021 Video Contest
Titled “12 O’CLOCK” is a mini short film showcasing some fly fishing & sight casting with narration
explaining what it means to sight cast here on the South Texas Coast.

Nathan Greak
Winner 2021 Photo Contest
This photo was taken during extremely calm morning out on Baffin Bay, which is a rare sight to see as many will tell you. Me and three other buddies took advantage of this calm morning and loaded our gear in the boat and headed towards the ramp. As we pulled to our first wade we all jumped out of the boat with excitement and eagerness to take advantage of such a calm day. One of my buddies was first to cast a line out, and BOOM, almost as soon as his lure hit the water, he stuck into a solid 25 inch trout. Now an old wise fishermen will always tell you it’s bad luck to catch a fish on the first cast, but that was far from true on this day. In a matter of 30 minutes we had caught another 5 trout reaching the measurements between 24-25. And that was just the beginning of the day, we went on throughout the whole day, and all BS aside, caught another 30+ plus keeper trout, all of which were released to help the species after such a harsh winter.

2nd Place 2021 Video Contest
Gilbert Alex Alaniz – Live Red Fish Release in slow motion
2nd Place 2021 Photo Contest
Devin Kleinfelder – Sight casting reds under a painted sunrise
3rd Place 2021 Video Contest
Emmett Wagner – 7 yr old son Emmett catching 32 1/4 in Red all by himself. In South Padre 
3rd Place 2021 Photo Contest
Kim Evaristo – Morning fog burning off


1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $150
3rd Place – $50


1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $150
3rd Place – $50

Have you ever dreamed about being a “star” in STAR? Well, here’s a chance for your big break! Beginning July 13-Aug 22, you can submit your favorite fishing photos or videos for a chance to win one of six Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards.

Please share your fishing memories with us and hopefully reload your tackle box courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors!

We’re looking for Photos & Videos of Good Quality with a Fishing Theme :
Fish/Fishing, Action, Comedic/Bloopers, Scenic, Family/Kids, Release Photos

ALL submissions should be uploaded to our website at highest quality (see example I-Phone, Use Actual Size)
OR emailed to (Subject: 2021 Photo/Video Contest),

Please fill out the form below to enter into our contest… your name, address, phone number and email address
are required as well as checking the box for the Content Release Information.**

Additional Information:

  • The file name should include the name listed on the form you will submit (ex. Peggyfishing.jpg Peggy should be the name submitted)
  • Contest submissions will not be accepted after Midnight, Sunday, August 22, 2021

Winners will be announced Friday, Sept. 3, 2021


  • Any photos or videos containing illegal, potentially dangerous, vulgar, crass or crude acts will immediately be disqualified.
  • We are not considering any stringer photos at this time.
  • Entries must be submitted between July 13 and midnight August 22, 2021.
  • You may submit multiple photos/videos via separate entries on the website!

NOTE: Please upload in the highest quality you can (actual size).

I-phone Example 1 – Horizontal
I-phone Example 2 – Vertical

All videos must be:

  • No more than 500MB in size
  • Only videos filmed HORIZONTALLY will be accepted for the contest
  • MP4 (preferred) or MOV Format (most phone video is in one of these formats)
  • Please send highest resolution you can (see example), most phones have the option to choose the size to send.
  • Videos entered must be filmed by person/persons submitting the video
  • By sending us this video/photo you are agreeing to the rules and possible use of your video in CCA Texas/CCA Texas STAR media and marketing**

*Disclaimer: We will make every effort to accept your file, but we cannot guarantee that all files will upload.
**By submitting my entry I grant to CCA Texas/CCA Texas STAR, its representatives and employees the right to use my photographs/videos in connection with the identified entry. I authorize CCA Texas/CCA Texas STAR, its assigns and transferees to use and publish the same in print/video and/or electronically. I agree that CCA Texas/CCA Texas STAR may use my photographs/video without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.


    By checking this box, you have read and agree to the disclaimer (link below the SUBMIT button) If you do not check the box we cannot accept your photo or video.
  • Max. file size: 2 GB.
    Please include the name on this form in the name of the photo or video.

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