Snap a photo, crack a claw

Catch a photo of President Obama on vacation and you could win a three-pound lobster for dinner.

President Obama walks to the podium for a statement on Libya at his vacation home on Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark, Massachusetts Monday, August 22, 2011. — Vince DeWitt - Pool via CNP

President Barack Obama and his family are scheduled to arrive Saturday, August 9, for a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

It will be the Obamas’ fifth Island vacation during his presidency. There are no scheduled public appearances, and if past practice is a guide, the Obamas will spend much of their time out of sight of the press corps.

The Obamas will behave much like other summer vacationeers, albeit with the advantage of a motorcade. There will be outings to restaurants, golf courses, beaches and shops where their unexpected appearance will generate plenty of excitement and lots of photos.

The Times welcomes your photos of presidential encounters and will publish submissions in print and on

Please send photos to Please include your name, a contact phone number, and the time and location of the photo.

All submissions will qualify for a drawing to win a three-pound lobster from The Net Result, a full service fish market open seven days located at The Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven (508-693-6071).