Opening: September 4, 2019
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Entry fee: $10 per photo
Prizes: valuable prizes
Ocean Art Photo Competition.
All photographers are eligible, including amateur, semi-pro, and professional.
There is no timeframe for eligible photos, you may submit images shot during any year.
Winners will be asked to rank prizes after the judging is completed (but not yet announced) and will receive the highest ranked prize available on their list.
Any photo that shows a wider angle of view than the human eye (35mm focal length)
Any photo where the subject is recorded as lifesize or greater on the camera’s image sensor, also known as a 1:1 (or greater)
- Marine Life Behavior
An underwater photograph showing marine life in action
- Marine Life Portrait
A portrait shot of an animal underwater including fish, sharks, sea lions, octopus, marine birds, etc.
- Cold Water / Temperate Water
Any underwater photograph taken in a cold or temperate water environment where the water is below 15C/59F for most of the year
The main subject of the photo should be a nudibranch. Any sea slug is ok for this category
Photos depicting a subject that is very small. A typical macro lens will achieve a 1:1 reproduction ratio at the minimum focus distance
Any photo where the living reef is the subject of the photo, similar to an underwater landscape shot
- Novice DSLR
Anyone can enter this category who feels like they are still a “beginner” with their dSLR
- Mirrorless Wide-Angle
Wide-angle photos taken with a mirrorless camera
- Mirrorless Macro
Macro and supermacro photos taken with a mirrorless camera
- Mirrorless Behavior
Photos showing marine life in action (e.g. feeding, cleaning, schooling, yawning, playing, mating)
- Compact Wide-Angle
Wide-angle photos taken with a compact camera. Wide-angle subjects are generally larger than 6 inches
- Compact Macro
Macro and supermacro photos taken with a compact camera. Macro subjects are generally smaller than 6 inches. Compact cameras are defined above.
- Compact Behavior
Photos showing marine life in action (e.g. feeding, cleaning, schooling, yawning, playing)
- Underwater Art
Photos entered in this category can be taken in any underwater environment – including controlled environments (e.g., pools, tanks)