Public/Media Relations Manager

Coastal Mississippi’s My Secret Coast Contest Winners Announced

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (December 16, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi has announced the winners of its My Secret Coast contest. The contest ran from October 1, 2020, to December 15, 2020, and encouraged residents in the tri-county region to submit photos and videos of their favorite “secret” places that make Coastal Mississippi the unique destination that it is.

Winners are as follows:


  • First Place ($5,000): Jesse Hill from Vancleave
  • Second Place ($2,500): Emily Wieglosz from Ocean Springs
  • Third Place ($1,500): Caleb Van Nice from Gulfport

Photography ($1,000): Cameron Herme from Biloxi

“Throughout this contest, we have received an abundance of exceptional photo and video submissions from locals celebrating their Secret Coast, showcasing the safe and healthy ways to experience Coastal Mississippi,” said Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi. “Coastal Mississippi’s greatest asset of all is its community and the people that make the region so special, and we are delighted to be able to showcase the destination through the eyes of our locals. On behalf of Coastal Mississippi, congratulations to our four winners, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted such impressive and inspirational work.”

Watch the My Secret Coast Contest recap video here.  


Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.
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