“Life in the Bay” Community Video

2021 marks the beginning of TBEP’s  fourth decade as a partnership for a healthy Tampa Bay. As the region continues to grow and change, Tampa Bay remains a story of environmental success, a model for collaborative restoration, and an amazing place to live, work, and play.

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re putting you in the director’s chair. Help us tell the #LoveTampaBay story by uploading a short video clip below. Submissions are due October 14th and should feature you enjoying the bay and its watershed.  We’ll put it all together in time for a “Life in the Bay” grand reveal!

Need Some Inspiration?


The #LoveTampaBay campaign was created to showcase how intricately life in an urban estuary is connected to the environment. We like to think of it this way:



A graphic describing Tampa Bay as Jobs, Art, Science, and Community.

Boating, boarding, fishing, hanging out in the park, walking downtown, farming, gardening, visiting a preserve, birdwatching,  backyard BBQs, beach days–these are a few examples that scratch the surface. We’re hoping you can surprise us!

Tips for Submitting a

Great Video:

A graphic illustrating landscape and portrait modes of filming.

Send a 15-30 second video taken in landscape mode (with your phone sideways). Don’t worry too much about the audio, we’ve got that covered.

We can’t wait to see life in the bay through your eyes!

Terms and Conditions

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) is seeking short, 15-30 second videos from interested Tampa Bay residents and/or visitors illustrating the many ways in which they enjoy life in Tampa Bay in the context of the human-nature connection.


  • The project is open to any resident or visitor of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco or Pinellas counties age eighteen (18) and older at the time of entry.




  • Videographers must have sufficient permission from any recognizable persons appearing in the video to be able to grant rights to display the submitted content online or in printed materials.


  • Videographers retain ownership of all copyrights. However, by submitting a video, you automatically give the Tampa Bay Estuary Program permission and rights to display and use the image and your name as the videographer indefinitely in any media without notification or compensation. TBEP will not release or repurpose content submitted by videographers without the permission of the original submitter.


  • By participating in the project, participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners, affiliates, and employees from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in the “Life in the Bay” project or any project-related activities.

Upload Option #1: Dropbox File Request (Recommended)